By Rachel Goldfarb, originally published on Next New Deal
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Did Obama Make a Mistake by Touting Solar Power at Walmart? (All In with Chris Hayes)
Roosevelt Institute Fellow Dorian Warren says this speech rewarded a company that is failing on the environment and on inequality, which makes it a confusing political choice.
Thousands in Pierce County Trapped in Underwater Mortgages (Tacoma News Tribune)
Kathleen Cooper speaks to Roosevelt Institute Fellow Mike Konczal, who says these mortgages slow economic growth because homeowners spend so much on debt payments.
Making Ends Meet at Walmart (NYT)
When Walmart reviewed its financials to determine performance pay for executives, it made adjustments to ensure larger bonuses despite a rough year, reports Gretchen Morgenson.
- Roosevelt Take: Roosevelt Institute Fellow and Director of Research Sue Holmberg and Campus Network alumna Lydia Austin call for the closure of the CEO performance pay tax loophole.
Undocumented NYC Domestic Workers Clean Up with Collective (AJAM)
Forming an environmentally friendly cleaning co-op has ensured fair wages, steady income, and safety for some undocumented workers, writes Kaelyn Forde.
Heller May Try to Attach Unemployment Extension to Tax Cut Bill (Roll Call)
Humberto Sanchez reports that an upcoming set of corporate tax breaks with bipartisan support could be key to a deal that would renew unemployment benefits.
FCC Head to Revise Broadband-Rules Plan (WSJ)
Gautham Nagesh says FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is trying to address public backlash with this latest revision of rules, which could be a good thing for net neutrality.
- Roosevelt Take: Roosevelt Institute Fellow Susan Crawford says that regulating the Internet as a public utility is the best option to protect net neutrality.
New on Next New Deal
Maternal mortality rates have increased in the U.S., and Roosevelt Institute Fellow Andrea Flynn argues that conservative policies like refusing Medicaid expansion make things worse.