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May 22, 2015

This week at CBPP, we focused on food assistance, state budgets, and federal taxes.

On food assistance, Zoe Neuberger testified before a House committee on accuracy and integrity in the school meal programs and WIC. On...
The school meals and WIC programs are important investments in children's health and development...
May 21, 2015

The latest projections from Kansas' nonpartisan Legislative Research Department add to the mounting evidence that Kansas' massive tax cuts won't likely generate an economic surge. Personal incomes will grow more slowly in Kansas than in the nation as a whole this year, next year, and the year after that, the...

Kansas' Own Projections Show State Lagging Behind US
May 20, 2015

The House plans to vote today on a bill to significantly expand the Research and Experimentation (R&E) tax credit and make it permanent. The White House threatened yesterday to veto the bill -- and with...

Making Tax Extenders Permanent Would Undo Large Share of High-Income Savings from "Fiscal Cliff" Deal
May 19, 2015

High-quality, affordable public colleges and universities are critical to a state's ability to build the skilled workforce it needs to attract businesses and compete for the jobs of the future. Yet, as I note on Real Clear Policy's blog today, recent...

Graduates Holding Diplomas
May 18, 2015

As states have begun to reinvest in public higher education, tuition hikes in 2014-15 have been much smaller than in recent years, as we describe in our new paper. Nevertheless, tuition is up substantially since the recession, and students are increasingly using...

Graduation
May 15, 2015

This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, the federal budget and taxes, the safety net, housing, and health reform.

On state budgets and taxes, Michael Mitchell reported that funding cuts and rising tuition have made college less affordable in a new...
May 15, 2015

California could soon join the growing number of states with state earned income tax credits (EITCs). Governor Jerry Brown proposed one in his revised budget that he released yesterday, and California lawmakers have...

Twenty-five States and D.C. Have Enacted EITCs, 2015
May 15, 2015

We described yesterday how five demographic factors -- population growth, the aging of the baby boom, the hike in Social Security's full retirement age, the rise in women's labor force participation, and "women's catch-up" -- explain most of the increase in...

May 14, 2015

House Appropriations Committee Republicans yesterday approved a funding bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development on a party-line vote, defeating amendments by Reps. Marcy Kaptur, David Price, and others to raise funding for vouchers and other housing assistance. The bill makes clear the harsh...

Sequestration Caused Loss of Housing Vouchers for 85,000 Low-Income Families as of December 2014
May 14, 2015

Most states continue to replenish their higher education support, as our new report details. Still, 13 states further cut funding in the past year, and higher education support in almost all states remains below what it was in 2008, at the onset of the Great...

In Focus: Years of Cuts Threaten to Put College Out of Reach for More Students

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