Report: Incomes Still Well Below Pre-Recession Levels
From USA Today
Median household incomes, before taxes and adjusted for inflation, have risen 2.2% in the last year through June, according to Sentier Research, a consulting firm founded by Census Bureau researchers. They remain 7.2% below where they were in December 2007 — the start of the recession — and 4.8% below when the recession ended in June 2009, Sentier reported.
An informal adviser to Mitt Romney is representing 10 federal employees in a lawsuit aimed at undoing President Barack Obama’s June immigration directive. Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach is representing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials who believe that Obama’s immigration action requires them to break federal law. The suit [pdf], which names Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton as defendants, was filed Thursday afternoon in a Dallas federal court.