Stand Up for the Middle Class
State and local governments must find balanced solutions to budget challenges, recognizing that state employees and services have already taken big cuts and further reductions will cause the most harm – both to state residents and to the state’s economic recovery. It’s time to have smarter government that best meets the needs of our communities.
- Puerto Rico's Fiscal and Economic Problems: The Federal Government Must Play a More Prominent RoleThe Commonwealth of Puerto Rico needs assistance from the federal government as it struggles to overcome significant and longstanding fiscal and economic problems.
- Union Sign On Letter Supporting Marketplace Fairness Act S 1832Unions strongly support bipartisan "Marketplace Fairness Act" (S. 1832), which empowers state and local governments to collect sales and use taxes from remote sellers.
- Afscme Statement For Senate Finance Hearing Tax Reform What It Means For State And Local Tax And Fiscal PolicyAFSCME supports progressive federal tax policies that help ensure state and local governments can invest adequately in public education, health care, job creation, infrastructure and the social safety net.