Tag: Government

Space Force

US Space Force Fires Senior Officer Who Publicly Attacked Military Diversity and Inclusion Training

A senior officer with the U.S. Space Force has been relieved of duty after making a series of controversial comments attacking military diversity and inclusion efforts on a conservative podcast.  Eleanor Watson of CBS News has reported that “Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Lohmeier, who was promoting his new book Irresistible Revolution…

women in politics

Women Remain Vastly Underrepresented in Local Government, Despite Conventional Wisdom Suggesting Otherwise

Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sat behind President Biden during his first speech to a joint session of Congress on April 28 — representing the first time two women held such important and high-ranking political offices. Even after such a historic moment, the reality…

equal wage for all workers

New Bipartisan Bill Introduced in House Would Phase Out Subminimum Wage, Raising Salaries for Thousands of Disabled Individuals

All around the country, in both rural and urban settings, disabled Americans are working for less than minimum wage. But new legislation introduced in the House would right this wrong, increasing incomes and earning potential for thousands of disabled Americans who are doing their best to earn a decent, living…

sex workers

New York City Moves to Dismiss Nearly 1,500 Crimes Involving Sex Work — Arrests that Disproportionately Target Trans Women and Women of Color

In an ongoing effort to decriminalize sex work within the metro area, New York City officials have moved to dismiss nearly 1,500 pending criminal cases related to prostitution — arrests that tend to be highly biased and largely target transgender individuals and women of color. On March 8, Bronx District…

Congressional interns

Most Congressional Interns are White, New Study Reveals

In news that won’t come as a surprise to many, a new study from a D.C.-based advocacy organization, Pay Our Interns has found that most young adults interning in congressional offices are white. In a review of more than 8,500 pages of payroll data tracking interns who had paid positions…

EY launches public finance management blockchain solution to improve efficiency and transparency in governments

Originally Published by EY EY announced the launch of EY OpsChain Public Finance Manager (PFM), a blockchain-enabled solution designed to help governments improve their processes for financial management of public funds. EY OpsChain PFM helps governments drive transparency, provide accountable outcomes for citizens and track budgets, expenditures and results. It…