7 Years After the Housing Crash, Nearly 1,000 U.S. Counties Present Increasing or Stagnating Percentages of Underwater Homes

Pictured is a street scene in Detroit, where it’s not uncommon to find dilapidated homes side by side with occupied homes, December 2014. Source: AP/Beth J. Harpaz Washington, D.C. —(ENEWSPF)–November 2, 2015.  A comprehensive new analysis released today by the Center for American Progress reveals that more than seven years[Read More…]

Shortfalls of Existing Retirement Savings Incentives in the U.S. Tax Code Contribute to the Looming Retirement Crisis

An elderly employee poses for a photo at her workplace in Lincoln, Nebraska, August 2012. Source: AP/Nati Harnik Washington, D.C. —(ENEWSPF)–October 30, 2015.  America’s middle class faces a burgeoning retirement crisis—but changes to the U.S. tax code could help alleviate the crisis and help Americans save for life after work,[Read More…]

Without Serious Improvements to ESEA Bills, Congress Risks Hiding Performance of Millions of Disadvantaged Students

Students arrive for class at a St. Louis high school, October 22, 2015. Source: AP/Jeff Roberson Washington, D.C. —(ENEWSPF)–October 30, 2015.  A new analysis from the Center for American Progress reveals that both the House and the Senate versions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA, could have the[Read More…]

New Drug Policy Alliance Report Reveals Dramatic Increase in Marijuana Possession Arrests in Virginia, Especially in Black Communities

Black Virginians Arrested for Marijuana Possession at 3.3 Times the Rate of White Virginians, Despite Equal Rates of Marijuana Use; Report Released as Thousands Prepare to Gather Next Month in Arlington for World’s Largest Drug Policy Reform Conference Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—October 28, 2015. A new report has found that marijuana possession arrests in[Read More…]

New Gallup Poll: Support for Legalizing Marijuana at 58%

Majority Favors Marijuana Legalization for 3rd Consecutive Year; Millennial Support at 71%, Older Generations More Supportive Than in the Past Group of adults smoking marijuana, eating marijuana-infused baked goods, and playing a board game. Source: Darrin Harris Frisby/Drug Policy Alliance NEW YORK—(ENEWSPF)—October 21, 2015. According to a new Gallup poll,[Read More…]

Center for American Progress Issues Recommendations to Restore Religious Liberty and Prevent Third-Party Harm

The Supreme Court is seen in Washington, D.C., on April 9, 2010. Source: AP/Evan Vucci Washington, D.C. —(ENEWSPF)–October 20, 2015.  A new report released today by the Center for American Progress details how, more than one year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, state legislators, organizations, and for-profit corporations are using religious[Read More…]

New Report Reveals Broken Animal Drug Safety Review System

Limited public information, incomplete analysis and fragmented system jeopardize public and animal health Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)–October 14, 2015. Today, Center for Food Safety released a new report, “America’s Secret Animal Drug Problem: How lack of transparency is endangering human health and animal welfare.” The comprehensive report surveys the current available safety[Read More…]

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