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New Federal Initiative to Expand Private Sector Work-Study for Low-Income Students

New Federal Initiative to Expand Private Sector Work-Study for Low-Income Students

BY GQ PAN The U.S. Department of Education has granted waivers on federal aid rules to 190 colleges and universities, allowing more students from low-income families to get work-study jobs related to their majors in the private sector. Federal Work-study (FWS) is a program for students to earn money to pay for their tuition and housing through […]

California’s State and Local Workers Average Pay and Benefits Twice the Average for Private Sector Workers

California’s State and Local Workers Average Pay and Benefits Twice the Average for Private Sector Workers

An in-depth analysis released this week by the California Policy Center finds that the average pay and benefits for California’s full-time state and local public employees in 2015 was $121,843. This is nearly twice what the average full-time private sector worker made in pay and benefits during 2015, $62,475. Read full study: California’s Public Sector […]

The Trouble With Politics

The Trouble With Politics

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.  November 8, 2016 Editor’s note: Here’s at least one view of politics and its potential impact on all aspects of society and your life. It is very different from the contemporary Republican-Democrat stuff, delving into the very nature of politics and what it should be doing for us.    Politics […]

Innovative Ventura County Teachers Receive $14,000 in Grants

Innovative Ventura County Teachers Receive $14,000 in Grants

Teachers from throughout Ventura County are being honored with $14,000 in grants for developing innovative lessons for their students. At a ceremony Wednesday night in Oxnard, the Ventura County Office of Education presented 21 IMPACT II grants to teachers from nine schools in four local districts. The grants are funded by local businesses and organizations that wish to […]

How the Tax System Favors Government Workers and Punishes Independent Contractors

How the Tax System Favors Government Workers and Punishes Independent Contractors

State based retirement plans for the private sector

State based retirement plans for the private sector

State Treasurer John Chiang today issued the following statement after President Obama announced he has directed the U.S. Department of Labor to issue a rule clarifying a path forward for state savings initiatives such as California’s Secure Choice: “The President’s announcement today is great news for the millions of Americans who are otherwise doomed to […]