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GOP states sue Biden administration over student loan plan
Business · Washington

GOP states sue Biden administration over student loan plan

66% Center coverage: 165 sources
Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration in an effort to halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans, accusing it of overstepping its executive powers. It’s at least the second legal challenge this week to the sweeping proposal laid out by President Joe Biden in late August, when he said his administration would cancel up to $20,000 in education debt for huge numbers of borrowers. The announcement, after months of internal deliberations and pressure from liberal activists, became immediate political fodder ahead of the November midterms while fueling arguments from conservatives about legality.See the Story
House approves Biden’s flagship climate and tax package
US & Canada · Washington

House approves Biden’s flagship climate and tax package

41% Center coverage: 102 sources
The final vote was 220-207, along party lines. Four Republicans did not vote. The legislation would reduce the deficit, be paid for through new taxes. It would raise over $700 billion in government revenue over 10 years. The bill would also spend over $430 billion to reduce carbon emissions.See the Story
New California law requires employers to include salary range in job postings
Business · Sacramento

New California law requires employers to include salary range in job postings

75% Center coverage: 12 sources
Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed swaths of bills this week, including one that will require employers with 15 or more employees to disclose a pay scale. Advocates say the new rule could be helpful for women and people of color, who are often subject to lower wages and difficulties negotiating pay.See the Story

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