MOST POLARIZED EVER: "Political polarization is now deeply embedded in the United States — more so than at any time in recent history, according to the Pew study — and has intensified in recent years. The percentage of Americans who hold either consistently conservative or consistently liberal positions on major issues has doubled over the past decade and now accounts for one-fifth of all Americans," writes Dan Balz. This is why No Labels' mission is so important — we need to unite the country around shared goals:Dan Balz for The Washington Post: Pew poll: In polarized United States, we live as we vote
STATE SPENDING: States are increasing spending at the slowest pace since the recession ended five years ago, signaling wariness on the economy's recovery. "Governors proposed raising spending by $21.4 billion, or 2.9 percent, to $750.5 billion during the 2015 fiscal year, which begins in July in all but four states, according to a report today by the National Association of State Budget Officers. It would mark the smallest increase since 2010, when they began spending more after two years of cutbacks," writes William Selway: William Selway for Bloomberg: States Plan Slowest Spending Increase Since Recession
IMMIGRATION REFORM: Despite House Majority Leader Eric Cantor stepping down from leadership this week after losing his primary election, House Speaker John Boehner said hope for an immigration reform deal hasn't changed. President Barack Obama still has not gained the trust of House Republicans that they say is necessary to take up the issue, Boehner said: Seung Min Kim for POLITICO: John Boehner: Eric Cantor doesn’t change immigration
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STAT OF THE DAY: Job growth is projected to average 207,000 per month this year, the best pace since 2005: Kathleen Madigan for The Wall Street Journal: WSJ Survey: Economists Optimistic Stage Is Set for Pickup in Wage Growth