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Monthly Archives: February 2019

Does your vote matter? A look at gerrymandering and voter turnout

by Chris M. Stevens, printed in 4-5-18 issue

UNITED STATES – Ideals. The United States emerged as a democratic republic. Power to the people. One person one vote. Emphasis: leadership chosen by the people, no royalty, elites, or moneyed class.

Does your vote matter? Midterm elections typically generate low turnout. The...

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Fact Sheet: $15 Minimum Wage in Illinois

The Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have jointly released a one-page fact sheet on raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour in Illinois. The minimum wage has been at the forefront of state policy action to combat inequality. In January 2019, 19 states raised their minimum wage....
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