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May 31, 2016

Eduardo Porter’s New York Times column, “Why a Universal Basic Income Will Not Solve Poverty,” cites CBPP President Robert...

Money House
May 27, 2016

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

On state budgets and taxes, Erica Williams explained that proposals from California policymakers would bolster the stock of affordable housing and help voucher...
Rental Assistance to Families with Children Has Not Kept Pace with Need
May 26, 2016

An important study published today conclusively debunks the myth that raising state income taxes on the wealthy causes many of them to flee to lower-tax states.  It also shows that repealing state income taxes — a change the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and others are promoting across the country — likely won’...

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May 26, 2016

States provide more than half of the funds available to public two- and four-year higher education institutions, and the vast majority of states still provide less funding to them than they did before the Great Recession, as we note in our recent paper.  But in many states, localities also provide...

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May 25, 2016

SNAP (food stamp) benefit levels are “based on increasingly outdated assumptions, including unreasonable expectations about households’ availability of time to prepare food, and need to be modernized,” a new paper that James P. Ziliak presented at a...

Food Assistance Soup
May 24, 2016

With homelessness among families with children receiving more public attention, our...

Rental Assistance to Families with Children Has Not Kept Pace with Need
May 23, 2016

California policymakers have proposed ways to bolster the stock of affordable housing and help voucher holders access higher-opportunity neighborhoods — steps that will help struggling families contribute more fully to the economy and position the state for longer-term, more broadly...

Young Children Who Move to Lower Poverty Neighborhoods Using Vouchers Do Better As Adults
May 20, 2016

This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, the federal budget and taxes, food assistance, housing, family income support, and the economy.

On state budgets and taxes, Michael Mitchell, Michael Leachman, and Kathleen Masterson reported on widespread state funding...
In Focus: Where Tuition Has Risen Most Sharply at Public Colleges and Universities
May 20, 2016

Most states have begun restoring some of the deep cuts they made to public two- and four-year colleges since the recession, but their total support remains $8.7 billion below what it was just before the recession, as we detail in our new report.  What’s more, 11 states cut funding even more in the past year...

In Focus: Where Tuition Has Risen Most Sharply at Public Colleges and Universities
May 20, 2016

Oklahoma lawmakers have voted to cut the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) by more than 70 percent, hitting 200,000 low-income working households, many of whom will lose the credit altogether.  The cut will raise just $29 million to help close a gaping $1.3 billion shortfall — which was largely caused by...

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