Economy


Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at campaign event for Maryland gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Baltimore, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $13 Billion to Help Cut Winter Energy Costs for Struggling Families

With many American families facing record-high energy costs this coming winter, the Biden-Harris administration has announced several steps to help lessen the burden. 

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The Republican Party’s Economic Agenda Includes Tax Cuts for Corporations and Cuts to Social Security and Medicare

Republicans have said they want to extend the Trump tax cuts, which mostly benefited billionaires and corporations; cut spending on Social Security and Medicare; and repeal the Inflation Reduction Act, which lowered the cost of prescription drugs and raised taxes on corporations.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and GOP members meet with reporters on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
6 Times Republicans Suggested—or Outright Said—they Want to Cut Social Security and Medicare

Top Republicans have made clear they plan to hold the global economy hostage to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare. Don’t believe us? Here are six separate times they’ve suggested—or outright said—they want to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

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Making 52 Cents on the Dollar: Virginia Women of Color Hardest Hit By Wage Gap 

The commonwealth’s wage gap exists in multiple groups. However, the hardest hit teetered the lines of both racism and sexism.

President Joe Biden speaks about student loan debt forgiveness in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in Washington. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona listens at right. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Biden Cancels Student Loan Debt, Extends Repayment Pause, Announces Reforms for Future Repayments

Biden’s executive order will cancel $10,000 in debt for anyone who went to college and earns less than $125,000; $20,000 for borrowers who also received Pell Grants and meet the income threshold; and dramatically reduces monthly payments for low- and middle-income borrowers moving forward.

President Joe Biden speaks before signing the Democrats' landmark climate change and health care bill in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Five Ways Democrats Have Helped Virginia Under Biden’s Leadership

The Biden Administration has racked up an impressive list of legislative accomplishments that provide tangible help to Virginia’s communities, families, and individuals.

Will Joe Biden agree to cancel a portion of student loans for some borrowers? Graphic via Denzel Boyd for COURIER
Six in 10 Voters Support Extending Pause on Student Loans and Canceling At Least $10,000 in Loans

Voters under 45 support student debt cancellation in overwhelming numbers, and new polling from Courier Newsroom and Data for Progress shows canceling some amount of federal student loan debt could be a political winner for President Joe Biden. Tens of millions of Americans with federal student loans are holding their breath to see whether they’ll...