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    Among the stories on our nationwide rundown; holiday travelers brace for stepped up security at airports; Vermont's new GMO law changes labels in California and around the nation; and Yellowstone Park Rangers have some long holiday weekend advice.

Budget Policy & Priorities

Since the recession, the vast majority of jobs have gone to workers with college degrees. (David Maiolo/Wikimedia Commons)

HARRISBURG, Pa. – A high school diploma isn't enough in the post-recession job market, according to a new study from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Since the recession ended, 8.4 million of all jobs created have gone to people with at least a bachelor's degr ...Read More

Some people believe payday loan sharks should be feared just as much as those swimming in the ocean. (Valdek/Pixabay)

LANSING, Mich. – While some Michiganders enjoy watching "Shark Week" specials on TV, others are working to stop what they see as another type of predator – the loan shark. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently announced rules to regulate the payday loan industry, but some g ...Read More

Groups call for at least 5,000 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2025. (Ad Meskens/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. – A coalition of environmental, business and labor organizations on Wednesday reminded Gov. Andrew Cuomo of a massive, untapped source of clean, renewable energy lies just off New York's shores. Adrienne Esposito, director of Citizens Campaign for the Environment, wants the gove ...Read More

Only two states spend less than Wisconsin on public health, according to a recent survey. (KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. -- The nation's public health system has been chronically underfunded for decades, according to reports issued by a number of institutions including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jon Peacock, research director of the Wisconsin Budget Project, said the Badger Sta ...Read More

The share of income taxes paid by corporations in Oregon has fallen from 18.5 percent to 6.7 percent since the mid-1970s. (pixabay)

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The share of taxes Oregon collects from corporations has dropped significantly over the last four decades. According to a report released today by the Oregon Center for Public Policy, the corporate share of income taxes in the mid-1970s was more than 18 percent -- but today it's l ...Read More

Two bills to protect health care consumers passed a key committee in Sacramento on Tuesday and another faces a vote today. (Dodgerton Skillhause/morguefile)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – In a big win for consumers, a bill passed the State Assembly Health Committee Tuesday to force pharmaceutical companies to justify how much they charge for prescription drugs and disclose large price hikes ahead of time. Senate Bill 1010 faced massive opposition from the ...Read More

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal of Montana's restrictive 2011 Medical Marijuana Law (SB 423), which will now go into effect Aug. 31. (growweedeasy/morguefile)

HELENA, Mont. – Montana medical marijuana advocates say they are unbowed, even after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected their appeal on Monday, leaving dispensaries one step closer to shutting down. The Montana Cannabis Industry Association, or MTCIA, had asked the high court to overturn a ruli ...Read More

A report shows income disparity in Wisconsin is huge, and the gap is widening. (DeanDrobot, iStockPhoto.com)

MADISON, Wis. – Nearly $1 out of every $6 of income in Wisconsin wound up in the bank accounts of the top 1 percent of earners, according to the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) and the Wisconsin Budget Project. A report put out by the two groups says this means the income disparity betwe ...Read More

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