WPFP State Partner Blogs and Opinion Pieces

Maine’s Working Families Deserve to Earn a Living Wage

The new report by the Alliance for a Just Society, “Families Out of Balance: How a living wage helps families move from debt to stability,” provides sobering data about how much Mainers must earn just to make ends meet. Read more »

Increasing Accountability of For-Profit Colleges

In recent years, there has been a lot of debate over the value and role of for-profit colleges. Read more »

Back to college — But What If You’re Older?

Before the month is over, more than 755,000 Michigan residents will begin classes at a public university or community college and many will get financial aid. Read more »

Maine Props Up ‘Two Americas’ with No Medicaid Expansion

The Affordable Care Act, as originally passed, holds tremendous promise to decrease health care costs and increase insurance coverage rates across rural states like Maine. Read more »

Inequality in Indy – A Rising Problem With Ready Solutions

Wage inequality grew twice as rapidly in the Indianapolis metro area as in the rest of the nation since the recession. Read more »

Keep Working Families Top of Mind for Georgia’s Future

During Georgia’s slow recovery, mid-wage jobs aren’t making a comeback. Read more »

Kentucky Should Get Involved In Debate About New College Affordability Strategies

Given Kentucky’s growing college affordability challenges, the state should get involved in this conversation while keeping in mind the specific shortcomings of particular ideas. Read more »