Privatization

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"All Americans, should be outraged that President Trump is gutting federal programs and funneling their taxpayer dollars into the hands of less-regulated private companies who answer to their corporate shareholders and not the American people," said AFGE national president J. David Cox Sr. (Photo via AFGE)
President Donald Trump's repeated pledge to create more American jobs, it appears, didn't include positions within the federal government. One of the new president's first orders of business on Monday was to sign an executive order establishing a federal hiring freeze, which the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) warns will impact...
Robert Faturechi, Pro Publica
The Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Republicans have a two-thirds majority in the Pennsylvania Senate and can override vetoes by the state's Democratic governor. (Photo: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images)
Shortly after the November election, with the nation’s political attention...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
As one U.S. senator denounces Betsy DeVos ' record in Michigan, six others are...