Casey Quinlan is an economy reporter for States Newsroom, based in Washington D.C. For the past decade, they have reported on national politics and state politics, LGBTQ rights, abortion access, labor issues, education, Supreme Court news and more for publications including The American Independent, ThinkProgress, New Republic, Rewire News, SCOTUSblog, In These Times and Vox.
4 takeaways on housing amid American inflation
By: Casey Quinlan - November 21, 2022
Housing costs, including rental prices, are on the path to stabilizing but evidence of this won’t show up in inflation measures anytime soon, economists say. The survey used to measure shelter, a large component of inflation, lags real-time data. The Consumer Price Index increased 0.4% in September. The CPI rose 8.2% for the 12 months […]
Millions of workers are dealing with long COVID. Advocates call for expanding social safety net.
By: Casey Quinlan - October 25, 2022
Emily Withnall caught COVID-19 from her teenager in July 2020. In the more than two years since, the 40-year-old has suffered from debilitating fatigue, spinal pain and heart palpitations. In addition to her primary care doctor, she regularly sees a cardiologist and says her acupuncturist and craniosacral therapy help relieve her pain and the trouble […]
GOP leaders target ‘woke’ investments through state pension funds
By: Casey Quinlan - September 19, 2022
Republicans in state capitals across the country are targeting an investing concept known as environmental, social and corporate governance criteria, or ESG for short. Describing these investment criteria as “woke” and “misguided activism,” GOP officials argue that by taking these factors into account when making investment choices, financial institutions are putting ideology ahead of making […]
As rural homelessness increases, HUD aims money at helping people without access to shelters
By: Casey Quinlan - September 12, 2022
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has opened up millions of dollars in funding for groups serving unhoused people in rural areas — an unprecedented move by the agency, say housing advocates. People living in cars, parks, and on the street at night, which the agency labels unsheltered homelessness, has increased across the nation, […]