WPFP State Commentary

Minimum Wage Increase Contributes to Largest Annual Wage Gain in 10 Years

Wage and employment gains during the first six months of 2017 reveal that Maine’s voter-approved minimum wage increase has not hurt the state’s economy as the referendum’s opponents warned it would. Read more »

Restrictive Medicaid waivers would send Ohio backwards

A recent announcement from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has paved the way for states to restrict their state Medicaid programs. Read more »

Make a $1 Billion Investment in Georgia’s Youth, Workers, Families and Communities

You’ve no doubt heard many times Georgia is the No. 1 place to do business, but what if the state can also be the top place to settle and raise a family? Read more »

Two-Generation Strategies Stand Out in Governor’s State of the State

During his State of the State address yesterday, Governor Hickenlooper highlighted the importance of two-generation strategies and programs for increasing economic mobility across Colorado… Read more »

Texas Has a GED Problem

Texas has the highest percentage of adults in the country that lack a high school diploma or equivalent. Changes to the national GED test in 2014 exacerbated this problem by making the test more expensive, computer-based only, and harder to complete. Read more »

Let’s Mark Equal Pay Day For All

Women Employed highlights that Latina women face a wage gap of 46 compared to white men, further highlighting the importance of the state’s No Salary History bill. Read more »

October 1 Marks Effective Date for Laws Impacting Maryland Workers

The Job Opportunities Task Force reviews important policy changes now in effect to reduce key barriers to employment for Marylanders, directly impacting working families. Read more »