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  • K-12 Funding Still Below Pre-Recession Levels in Most States
    October 16, 2014

    At least 30 states are spending less per K-12 student — often far less — than before the Great Recession hit seven years ago, a new CBPP report finds.  The cuts undermine education reform and hinder schools’ ability to deliver high-quality education, harming the nation’s economic competitiveness over the long term.  “At …
  • Improving Federal Housing Programs Could Help More Children Grow Up in Safer, Higher-Opportunity Neighborhoods
    October 15, 2014

    Where a child grows up can be a critical influence on his or her lifelong health and success, and improvements to federal rental assistance programs could have a big impact on children’s life outcomes, a report released today by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) finds. Only 15 percent of the nearly 4 million children in families …
  • Congress Considering Extending Harmful Ban on State Taxation of Internet Access Charges
    July 10, 2014

    The House is expected to vote next week on a bill that would cost states as much as $7 billion in potential annual revenue by permanently extending a moratorium on new state and local sales taxes on monthly Internet access fees and banning existing taxes, a new Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report explains.  The seven states that have these taxes …
  • State Higher Education Funding Remains Below Pre-Recession Levels
    May 1, 2014

    Higher education funding remains well below pre-recession levels in almost all states, a new CBPP report shows.  As a result, colleges and universities have had to raise tuition and make spending cuts that may diminish the quality of education available to students at a time when a highly educated workforce is more crucial than ever to the nation’s …
  • Kansas Example Highlights False Promise of Large Tax Cuts, New Report Shows
    March 27, 2014

    Kansas’ massive tax cuts, which policymakers in some other states have cited as a model, haven’t delivered the promised economic benefits and have led to continued deep cuts in public services even as other states have begun to recover from the recession, a new CBPP report shows.  “Kansas’ tax cuts have meant big revenue losses and …
  • Most States Fall Short on Long-Term Budget Planning
    February 4, 2014

    Almost every state should adopt a much more rigorous approach to their long-term budget planning, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.  The report ranks the states on the degree to which they use ten proven tools to help states chart their fiscal course accurately and make mid-course corrections when needed.  …
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