Think tank with ties to Clinton releases economic plan

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Posted: Jan 15, 2015 1:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prominent Democratic think tank with longstanding ties to Hillary Rodham Clinton is offering an array of policy ideas to address stagnating wages. The group says the nation's economic problems are not inevitable and can be addressed by a sweeping economic agenda.

The Center for American Progress released a 165-page report from a commission aimed at developing ideas to promote shared prosperity among all income levels.

The ideas include raising the minimum wage, boosting infrastructure spending, offering middle class tax credits and helping students pay for college.

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The policy ideas could preview Clinton's economic agenda if she runs for president. The commission has several longtime Clinton allies, including former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, the commission's co-chair; Neera Tanden, the center's president and CEO; and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm.