Monthly Archives: April 2010

Where Do the Wealthy Live? High Incomes and State Income Tax Rates

An Inclusive Economy Progressive Tax Reform

Fact Sheet | April 21, 2010

Short Answer: There is no correlation between a state’s income tax rate and the percentage of wealthy households living there. Since 43 out of 50 states have a state income tax, most Americans accept it as the norm. Background : People choose where to live based on multiple factors, including jobs, proximity

Update: Work/Family Issues in Congress

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Family and Medical Leave

Fact Sheet | April 12, 2010

President Obama has included $50 million in his budget for grants to states to help with start-up costs for paid family leave programs. Washington’s Family Leave Coalition and advocates across the country are excited by this opportunity to help rebuild economic security and improve health for  families. Backg

Paid Sick Days and Restaurant Jobs: The Evidence from San Francisco

A Fair Deal at Work Paid Sick Days

Fact Sheet | April 2, 2010

In February 2007, San Francisco implemented the nation’s first paid sick days law, allowing all workers within the city to earn a minimum amount of paid sick leave. Restaurants are among the employers least likely to provide sick leave benefits, absent such a requirement. Therefore, if minimum paid leave stan

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