VIDEO: Our Interactive Map on MSNBC

Rachel Maddow demonstrates interactive schools and chemical facilities map, calls it "neat" and "unnerving."

One Year after West, Texas Explosion: Students at Risk

Nationwide interactive map shows millions of American students at risk from chemical facilities.

Unemployment Stories from Hard-Working Americans

Stories from across the nation show why emergency unemployment insurance must be extended.

Risks of Rushing Natural Gas Export Approvals

Rushing approval of natural gas exports poses real risks to environment, economy.

Disappearing Corporate Tax Base

Shrinking corporate income tax collections shortchange our country, but we can reclaim lost revenues and rebuild America.

TAFTA Resources

Find fact sheets and other resources on the Trans-Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) and its threats to our health, safety, and democracy.

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Apr 18, 2014

Senate Mandates Private Tax Collectors, Despite Past Failures

On April 3, the Senate Finance Committee unanimously approved a package of tax breaks, heavily tilted to corporations that will cost the Treasury an estimated $85 billion this year. Most ...

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Apr 17, 2014

Interactive Map: Students, Others at Risk from Hazardous Chemical Facilities

One in ten American schoolchildren study within one mile of a potentially dangerous chemical facility, according to the Center for Effective Government's latest ...

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Apr 17, 2014

One Year after the West, Texas Explosion: Has Safety Improved?

A year ago today, 15 Americans were killed and 200 injured in a fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas that also destroyed surrounding schools, a nursing home, and residential ...

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Apr 16, 2014

One Year after West, Texas: One in Ten Students Attends School in the Shadow of a Risky Chemical Facility

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014—One year after the fertilizer facility explosion in West, Texas, which destroyed ...

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Resources & Research

The Disappearing Corporate Tax Base: How to Reclaim Lost Tax Revenue to Rebuild State Budgets

American states and cities and the people who live in them are hurting. States and cities ...

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Making the Grade: Access to Information Scorecard 2014

A building block of American democracy is the idea that as citizens, we have a right to information about how our government works and what it does in our name. The Freedom ...

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Public Protections Budget Dashboard -- FY 2015

A critical function of our government is to protect us from known harm. We expect our national government to keep contaminated food off the grocery store shelves and out of restaurants; to ...

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The Bridge to Prosperity: Reverse Reckless Cuts, Restore Our Infrastructure, and Revive Jobs

As Congress nears another set of budget deadlines, it’s time to shift focus on priorities – ...

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