Renee’s Round-Up

At Every Child Matters, we keep an eye on the top headlines, in-depth reporting, and latest research on issues affecting kids and working families. ECM’s policy associate, Renee Coe, rounded up some stories that got our attention this week.

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research released a report finding that women ages 18-34 would benefit most from the Department of Labor’s expansion of overtime rules to include home care workers that were previously exempt.

Our partners at Save the Children Action Network released a new poll finding that a majority of battleground voters support investing in kids and expanding early childhood education in the United States.

Did you know that in most states the annual cost of childcare is greater than tuition to a public university? The Center for American Progress has proposed a High-Quality Child Care Tax Credit to help low-income families afford child care.

In a piece that is equal parts nostalgic and economic, the latest issue of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas chronicled the three-decade decline of the teen summer job market and the case for reinvesting in it.

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced a new effort to end chronic homelessness in the District by expanding access to emergency shelter and drawing down the backlog of applications for transitional and long-term housing.

New Hampshire Public Radio highlighted the tactics that grassroots advocacy groups like Every Child Matters are using in New Hampshire—and how they’re breaking through.

Meanwhile, the Des Moines Register’s political column delivered a wake-up call to Iowa voters: “It’s our responsibility to make sure [the candidates] can tell us not only what they plan to do but how they’ll do it. If we can’t do that much, we might as well let Florida do the job.”

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