News From: State Politics

by Guest Post | on Mar 04, 2019

Repeal the NYS Tax Cap

When I listen to politicians in Albany debate property taxes, I am reminded of a famous quote from T.S. Eliot, who said, “Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions....

by AFL-CIO | on Jan 31, 2019

A Push to Raise the Wage in PA

Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced his proposal to raise wages for working Pennsylvanians.  Starting July 1, 2019, this proposal would raise Pennsylvania's minimum wage to $12 an hour, with...

by AFL-CIO | on Jan 24, 2019

Deduct Your Union Dues at Tax Time

As a result of the legislation passed and signed into law in April 2017, union members in the state of New York will have the opportunity to deduct their union dues from their state income taxes.

by Brian Young | on Jan 18, 2019

NJ Leaders Agree on a Deal for a $15 Minimum Wage

The Fight for $15 is celebrating another victory as New Jersey is set to become the fourth state to increase their minimum wage to $15 an hour.

by Press and Media | on Jan 04, 2019

Virginia Lawmaker Wants to Repeal Right to Work

In one of the oldest Right to Work states, one lawmaker is working to pass a bill to repeal the law. Find out more from The Republican Standard below.

by Brian Young | on Dec 12, 2018

Union Re-Certification Bill very real in Michigan

There are just a few weeks left until the New Year and a new Governor in Michigan. Knowing that they only have a few weeks of absolute power left, Republicans in the state are using the lame duck...

by Kris LaGrange | on Nov 28, 2018

Michigan Wants to Ban Union Release Time

With just a few weeks left in Rick Snyder’s reign as the anti-union Governor of Michigan, the Republican legislature is trying to fast-track a number of bills for him to sign. One such bill...

by Brian Young | on Nov 28, 2018

Kentucky Governor to Teachers: “I will break you”

In the Spring, teachers in a number of states became fixtures at state legislatures as they protested and went on strike to call for a number of pro-teacher reforms. In Kentucky, teachers rallied to...

by Press and Media | on Nov 26, 2018

Unions Sue Puerto Rico over Pension Mismanagement

More bad news for workers in Puerto Rico as the AFT and AFSCME are filing a lawsuit to alleging that the government has been mishandling public employees retirement accounts. Read more below from...

by Guest Post | on Nov 14, 2018

Pay Lifted for 1 Million Workers

This post was written by the Economic Policy Institute. In yesterday’s election, voters in Missouri and Arkansas gave overwhelming approval to ballot measures that will raise their state...