Problem-Solver’s Daily: Slowed income growth

SLOWED INCOME GROWTH: “Income growth was slower in 2013 than the year before in every state, according to new federal data. But don’t worry, it was all just the result of a year-old political fight,” writes Niraj Chokshi. The 2012 fight over tax hikes and spending cuts — the “fiscal cliff” — was the cause of the slow income growth. Lawmakers should work across the aisle and create shared goals in order to avoid this in the future: Niraj Chokshi for The Washington Post: Remember the ‘fiscal cliff’? Well, it hurt income growth in every state last year
WORKING TOGETHER: “Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday called for Democrats and Republicans to get on the same page on Ukraine. ‘It doesn’t matter what subject you talk about, I think the most important thing is that the world sees as a team, working together, Democrats and Republicans working together,' the former governor of California and action movie star said when asked about Russia’s annexation of Crimea,” writes Tal Kopan: Tal Kopan for POLITICO: Arnold Schwarzenegger: ‘Fractured team’
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE: As the Senate comes closer to passing an unemployment-insurance extension deal, House Republicans have not made progress on agreeing on a bill: Sarah Mimms for National Journal: House Republicans Not Feeling Any Pressure to Extend Unemployment Insurance
NO LABELS RADIO: Do you listen to No Labels Radio every Saturday morning at 10 a.m., Eastern time, on SiriusXM's P.O.T.U.S. (channel 124)? In case you missed John Della Volpe from Harvard University's Institute of Politics segment about the political viewpoints of Millennials, you can listen to it here.
ACTION OF THE DAY: Today is Gov. Jon Huntsman's birthday! Join us in wishing our co-chair a happy birthday by signing his card!
STAT OF THE DAY: “U.S. consumers are emerging from this season's harsh winter feeling more optimistic about the economy's future, according to a report released Tuesday. The Conference Board, a private research group, said its index of consumer confidence rose to 82.3 from an upwardly revised 78.3 in February, first reported as 78.1,” writes Cynthia Lin: Cynthia Lin for The Wall Street Journal: Consumer Confidence Rebounds


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