June 25, 2021 -
A report from the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General found that several Southern states failed to deliver unemployment payments in a timely manner. In Georgia, for example, about 80,000 unemployment applications remain in limbo.
January 11, 2018 -
In Florida state prisons, where a $4 can of soup costs $17 in the canteen, inmates risked their lives performing cleanup duties after Hurricane Irma but were paid nothing in return. This MLK Day, they plan to carry on the tradition of nonviolent resistance by withholding their labor.
June 17, 2016 -
After the June 12 massacre at an Orlando nightclub, some politicians refused to even acknowledge the targets were LGBT people. Could it be because of their own animus toward LGBT people, which has found expression in a record number of anti-LGBT bills introduced in recent years?
June 10, 2016 -
A North Carolina-based climate advocacy group filed a complaint this week with the Environmental Protection Agency's Inspector General charging that the EPA is covering up underreporting of the natural gas industry's emissions of methane, an especially potent greenhouse gas.
June 3, 2016 -
North Carolina will hold a special primary election for Congress on June 7 because of a court ruling that the legislature unconstitutionally gerrymandered districts. The election is costing the state millions, with turnout expected to be extremely low. Will the debacle boost the case for independent redistricting?
May 27, 2016 -
The U.S. economy is increasingly dependent on temporary workers — and that dependence is even greater in Southern states, putting economic security at risk.
May 19, 2016 -
The creation of manufacturing jobs has been touted as a solution to the country's economic woes, but a new report finds that a surprisingly large number of manufacturing production workers' families rely on public safety-net programs to make ends meet — especially in Southern states.