New York City’s Right to Counsel law helps stem the epidemic of evictions, and provides a blueprint for Milwaukee

News Story (NATIONAL, Wisconsin)

New York City’s Right to Counsel law helps stem the epidemic of evictions, and provides a blueprint for Milwaukee

October 16, 2020 | James E. Causey | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
NYC was the first in the nation to pass the Right to Counsel. In 2019, evictions dropped 15%, from the same time in 2018.
Tags: COVID-19 | Housing: Eviction | Housing: Right to Counsel

Kevin Drum

Journalist (NATIONAL)

Kevin Drum

Political blogger and writer, formerly for the Washington Monthly and Mother Jones magazine, now freelance.

Stimulus Checks to Come at the Unemployed’s Expense

Column (NATIONAL)

Stimulus Checks to Come at the Unemployed’s Expense

December 17, 2020 | Eric Levitz | New York Magazine
The economic pain of the COVID recession is not universally dispersed, but rather, viciously concentrated on a (large) minority of the public. Why then, some analysts ask, should the disbursement of universal checks be a higher priority for progressives than robust aid to the unemployed?
Tags: COVID-19 | Unemployment | Unemployment Insurance

Emily Stewart

Journalist (NATIONAL)

Emily Stewart

Writes about the intersection of business, politics, and the economy for Vox, Recode, and The Goods