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Biden $3.5T plan tests voter appeal of expansive gov't role

Sep. 16, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s “build back better” agenda is poised to be the most far-reaching federal investment since FDR’s New Deal or LBJ’s Great Society — a prodigious effort to tax the rich and shift money into projects and programs touching the lives of nearly...

Biden $3.5T plan tests voter appeal of expansive gov't role

Sep. 15, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s “build back better” agenda is poised to be the most far-reaching federal investment since FDR’s New Deal or LBJ’s Great Society — a prodigious effort to tax the rich and shift money into projects and programs touching the lives of nearly...

Harris, Yellen make a personal case for fixing child care

Sep. 15, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

The U.S. Treasury Department issued a report Wednesday that detailed the high price and low wages for child care, a problem that makes it harder for parents to work and one that the Biden administration aims to fix with its budget proposal. Vice President Kamala Harris...

Pelosi touts need for affordable child care in Massachusetts

Sep. 09, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi toured a Worcester child care facility Thursday in a visit meant to highlight the importance of affordable child care. The California Democrat was joined by U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Massachusetts, and also met with...

Bernie Sanders sells big government's virtues in red states

Aug. 27, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Bernie Sanders has long argued — but not proved — that his big government populism can win over voters in the largely white, rural communities that flocked to Republican Donald Trump in recent elections. Now, as the chief Senate shepherd...

Families paying off rent, food, debts with child tax credit

Jul. 30, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Christina Darling finally replaced her 2006 Chevrolet Equinox after it broke down several times while picking her children up from day care. But the 31-year-old mother of two was struggling to keep up with the car payments. Brianne Walker desperately...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

Jul. 28, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. July 25, 2021. Editorial: Save the patios — at least safe ones The proliferation of sidewalk cafes was a welcome side effect of the pandemic. There is an undeniable romance to sidewalk cafes. And all...

California inks contract with new 40K-member childcare union

Jul. 23, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — At a time when labor unions are struggling across the United States, California on Friday signed a first-time contract with 40,000 childcare providers under a new collective bargaining agreement. With his signature, Democratic Gov. Gavin...

Biden pitches huge budget, says Dems will 'get a lot done'

Jul. 14, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden made a quick foray to the Capitol on Wednesday hunting support for his multitrillion-dollar agenda of infrastructure, health care and other programs, a potential landmark achievement that would require near-unanimous backing from fractious Democrats. ...

Biden: What's good for families can also be good for economy

Jul. 07, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — President Joe Biden pitched his proposed investments in families and education at an Illinois community college on Wednesday, telling residents of the swing district that what's good for families is also good for the economy. The president set...