States Lead the Way on Paid Family Leave – The New York Times
California and New York are leading the charge for a $15 minimum wage. The New York Times opinion page looks at how activists and unions are using success with wage advances in those states to lay the infrastructure to advance the paid leave issue.
The Busted, Beleaguered, Broken Budget Process – The Atlantic
The Atlantic takes a deep dive into the dysfunction of the current congressional budget process and examines some recent proposals about how to fix it.
Poll: Getting Facts Right Key to Americans’ Trust in Media – The Associated Press
The Associated Press looks at new research showing trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias, fueled in part by Americans’ skepticism about what they read on social media.
Politico looks at how the announcement by UnitedHealth Group this week that it would significantly pare back its Obamacare business is cause for growing concerns about the long-term viability of the health care marketplace.