The authors wish to thank colleagues at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and theEconomic Policy Institute who contributed to this report. At the Center, Nick Johnson providedthoughtful critiques and helpful suggestions throughout the development of the report. ArlocSherman and Danilo Trisi provided critical input on the methodology and substance of the report. We would like to thank John Springer for his excellent editing and Edward Bremner for his superbgraphics. Tina Marshall prepared the final document for publication. Under the able leadership of Shannon Spillane, many members of the Center’s communications team, including Caroline Anderson, Christopher Wiggins, Maria Speiser, Grace Leeper, Toby Eckert, and Halley Cloudprovided much appreciated assistance in publicizing this report. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities would like to acknowledge the Atlantic Philanthropies,the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Ford Foundation, theGeorge Gund Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, theCharles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, the Brodie Price Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, theSandler Foundation, the Stoneman Family Foundation, and an anonymous donor for their supportof the Center’s state fiscal work. The Center is grateful to these funders for making this work possible. The Economic Policy Institute would like to acknowledge the support of the Ford Foundation,Open Society Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Public Welfare Foundation for theirsupport of the Economic Analysis and Research Network (EARN) and EPI’s Living Standardsprograms. The Economic Policy Institute’s authors wish to acknowledge and thank several of our EPIcolleagues. EPI’s State of Working America authors – Josh Bivens, Elise Gould, Lawrence Mishel,and Heidi Shierholz – provided expert guidance and welcome methodological and substantivefeedback. EARN’s Mary Gable provided much appreciated feedback on earlier drafts of the report.EPI’s communications team, particularly Phoebe Silag and Donte Donald, provided editorialassistance and critical media outreach, ensuring the report finds its way into the hands of media andbloggers who appreciate the significance of America’s growing inequality. The work of the many state-level partners of the Economic Policy Institute and the Center onBudget and Policy Priorities has been a critical component of this effort. The authors are solely responsible for the contents of this report.