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Maloney Recognizes Bipartisan Agreement at JEC Hearing on Economic Opportunity

/   Staff, Queens Gazette

Following a Joint Economic Committee Hearing examining “The Decline of Economic Opportunity in the United States,” Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (D–Queens/Manh.) House Ranking Member on the committee, released the following statement: “Today’s hearing made it clear that despite all the division and rancor that sometimes seems to paralyze us here in Washington, there is…

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Medina targets city’s political elites and ‘Pay to Play’ system

/   John MacCormack, San Antonio News-Express

In a story on Sunday’s page A1, the San Antonio Express-News contrasted mayoral candidate Manuel Medina’s claim that San Antonio is the most economically segregated city in America with a 2015 report by The Martin Prosperity Institute of the University of Toronto that ranked San Antonio sixth among all cities with the problem, and third…

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Rob Portman reaches out to Donald Trump on opioid crisis: Ohio Politics Roundup

/   Mary Kilpatrick, Cleveland.com

Economic recovery: U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi, a Republican who’s considering running for U.S. Senate, wants to better understand Ohio’s uneven economic recovery, theDispatch’s Wehrman writes. “Tiberi wondered why some parts of the state have recovered, drawing in new business and seeing its unemployment rate drop, while other parts have struggled. Appalachia, for example, continues to be…

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Congress Examines the Irregularly Tepid Economic Recovery

/   Staff, ValueWalk

A congressional committee held a hearing Wednesday to examine why the economic recovery has been so slow, with many still struggling nearly a decade later. The recession was sparked by the subprime mortgage and the financial crisis of 2007. It was followed by an incredibly slow recovery. The economy has strengthened over the last year,…

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How to deal with ‘left behind’ America

/   James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute

Recent attention — thanks in good part to the 2016 elections — on inequality and mobility issues has focused on America’s “left behind” Appalachian and Rust Belt regions, such as depicted in “Hillbilly Elegy“. A couple of recent Economic Innovation Group reports add context. One illustrated the lopsided nature of the post-recession recovery, finding that…

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