Daily Clips: December 2, 2016
The Oregon law — the first “automatic voter registration” policy to be tested in an election — is notable for a subtle innovation: It is opt-out, not opt-in. Rather than ask eligible residents to take an action like checking a box to register to vote, residents are automatically registered when they apply for, renew or replace a drivers’ license, ID card or permit at the state Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division.
- Jobless rate fell to a nine-year low of 4.6 percent as the U.S. added 178,000 jobs in November
- Keith Ellison and the struggle for the Democratic Party
- Rising inequality means Estonia is ditching its flat tax
- Tweet of the day
New CEA analysis finds State minimum wage increases since 2013 led to substantial wage gains for low-wage workers w. no impact on employment pic.twitter.com/XNlNklJXAe
— Jason Furman (@CEAChair) December 2, 2016