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EARN groups produce research, fact sheets, issue briefs, and multimedia resources on a multitude of topics to help inform public policy in a way that will strengthen the economy for working people.



Washington State Legislature Passes Equal Pay Opportunity Act

On Wednesday, the Washington Legislature officially passed the Equal Pay Opportunity Act (HB 1506), the first update to the state’s equal pay law since 1943. This historic measure requires any gender disparity in pay to be backed up with legitimate job-related factors-such as education, training, or experience-instead of unfair assumptions and practices.


Educated and Encumbered: Student Debt Rising with Higher Education Funding Falling in Massachusetts

Higher education is an important factor in the success of our commonwealth. Expanding access to affordable high quality postsecondary education can provide more of our young people with the opportunity to choose their paths in life without being blocked by insurmountable financial obstacles. In the long run, that strengthens our overall state economy. Adequate state […]