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Podcast: Rising Need, Falling Funding for TANF Program
December 21, 2010
Director of the Center’s Welfare Reform and Income Support Division, Dr. LaDonna Pavetti, talks about cuts to the safety net despite the rising need among our most vulnerable citizens.
Podcast: The Recovery Act is Boosting the Economy
December 14, 2010
Michael Leachman, Assistant Director of the Center’s State Fiscal Project, discusses the latest information showing that the Recovery Act is creating jobs and boosting the economy.
Podcast: Housing Assistance at Risk for Struggling Families
December 7, 2010
Senior Policy Analyst Doug Rice discusses proposed funding cuts that could cause tens of thousands of low-income families to lose housing assistance during these tough economic times.
Podcast: The November Unemployment Report and What It Means for the Economy
December 3, 2010
?The jobs report for November is discussed by Chief Economist, Chad Stone.
Podcast: The Impact of the Expiration of Federal Emergency Unemployment Benefits
November 30, 2010
Chad Stone, the Center’s Chief Economist, discusses the expiration of federal emergency unemployment benefits and what it means for millions of jobless workers and the economy.
Podcast: Understanding Food Insecurity in the U.S.
November 23, 2010
Senior Policy Analyst Dottie Rosenbaum discusses the findings of the US Department of Agriculture’s report on food insecurity that was released last week.
Media Briefing: Are State Film Tax Credits Worth the Cost?
November 17, 2010
Dr. Robert Tannenwald, Senior Fellow with the Center’s State Fiscal Project, discusses why state tax subsidies that are designed to attract film and TV productions are ineffective tools for job creation and economic development.
Podcast: Key Issues Facing Congress
November 16, 2010
Jim Horney, the Center’s director of Federal Fiscal Policy, discusses the key issues facing Congress during the lame duck session that began yesterday.
Media Briefing: A Priority for Lame Duck Congress: Extending Federal Emergency Unemployment Insurance
November 10, 2010
Robert Greenstein, Executive Director and Chad Stone, Chief Economist explains what it would mean if Congress fails to continue the emergency UI program, which provides additional weeks of federal benefits to unemployed workers who exhaust their 26 weeks of regular state benefits before they can find a job.
Podcast: Emergency Unemployment Insurance Benefits Remain Critical
November 9, 2010
Chad Stone, the Center’s Chief Economist, discusses what’s at stake if Congress fails to renew the federal emergency unemployment benefits program that helps millions of laid off workers meet their families’ basic expenses at a time when jobs remain very hard to find. Duration: 3:48
Podcast: The October Employment Report and What It Means for the Economy
November 5, 2010
I’m Keri Fulton and I’m here with Chad Stone, the Center’s Chief Economist, to discuss the jobs report for October. 1. Chad, today’s jobs report seems to have generated some excitement for the first time in a while with the economy generating more jobs than expected. Is the …
Podcast: State Ballot Initiatives Will Affect Public Services
November 2, 2010
Jon Shure, the Deputy Director of the Center’s State Fiscal Project, discusses how in some states people will vote today on ballot initiatives that will significantly affect public services.
Podcast: States Continue to Feel Recession’s Effects
October 25, 2010
Policy Analyst Phil Oliff discusses how states are still struggling to deal with the steep decline in revenues brought on by the recession.
Podcast: Why There Won’t Be a COLA in 2011
October 19, 2010
Paul Van de Water, Senior Fellow, discusses the news that seniors won’t receive a cost-of-living-adjustment to their Social Security benefits this year.
Podcast: Deep Poverty Reaches Record High Nationwide
October 12, 2010
Senior Researcher Arloc Sherman discusses “deep poverty,” and how it affects families.
Podcast: The September Employment Report and What It Means for the Economy
October 8, 2010
The jobs report for September is discussed by Chief Economist, Chad Stone. Duration: 3:32
Podcast: Understanding the Social Security Trust Funds
October 5, 2010
Paul Van de Water, Senior Fellow, discusses some basic information about the Social Security trust funds.
Podcast: What the New Fiscal Year Means for Federal Programs
September 28, 2010
Jim Horney, Director of Federal Fiscal Policy, discusses how federal programs are affected by the start of the new fiscal year. Duration: 5:04
Podcast: This Week’s Health Care Milestone
September 21, 2010
January Angeles, Policy Analyst, discusses an important milestone for the health reform law that will take place this week.
Media Briefing: Examining the New 2009 Census Data on Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance Coverage
September 16, 2010
Podcast: Understanding the Census Bureau’s Upcoming Report on Poverty
September 14, 2010
Arloc Sherman, Senior Researcher in the Center’s Welfare Reform and Income Support Division, discusses what to look for in the Census Bureau’s upcoming release of data on poverty in 2009.
Podcast: Next Steps on the Estate Tax
September 7, 2010
Chuck Marr, the Center’s Director of Federal Tax Policy, discusses the current status of the estate tax.
Podcast: The August Employment Report and What It Means for the Economy
September 3, 2010
The jobs report for August is discussed by Chief Economist, Chad Stone.
Podcast: Upcoming Debate on Middle-Class and High-Income Tax Cuts
August 31, 2010
Chuck Marr, Director of Federal Tax Policy, discusses the debate about taxes that will take center stage when Congress returns after Labor Day.
Podcast: State Budget Crisis Continues Despite Surpluses
August 24, 2010
Senior Fellow Liz McNichol discusses why some states have ended their fiscal year with budgets in the black even as the state budget crisis continues.
Podcast: Social Security Reduces Poverty
August 17, 2010
Senior Fellow Paul Van de Water discusses how Social Security helps to reduce poverty.
Podcast: What Seniors Should Know About the New Health Reform Law
August 10, 2010
Policy Analyst January Angeles discusses how the new health reform law strengthens Medicare and protects seniors. Duration: 4:17
Podcast: The July Employment Report and What It Means for the Economy
August 6, 2010
The jobs report for July is discussed by Chief Economist, Chad Stone. Duration: 3:01
Media Briefing: Understanding the Annual Reports of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees
August 5, 2010
Executive Director Robert Greenstein and Senior Fellow Paul Van de Water discuss the annual reports of the Social Security and Medicare trustees.
Podcast: Letting the High-Income Tax Cuts Expire
August 3, 2010
Chuck Marr, the Center’s Director of Federal Tax Policy, discusses why letting the high-income tax cuts expire is the proper response to the nation’s short and long-term challenges.
Media Briefing: Examining Tax Cuts For Those At The Top
July 28, 2010
Executive Director Robert Greenstein and former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Alan Blinder discuss whether policymakers should extend President Bush’s tax cuts, which are due to expire at the end of this year, for those at the top of the income scale.
Podcast: Health Reform Law Improves Access to Preventive Care Services
July 27, 2010
Health Policy Analyst Sarah Lueck discusses the great news that millions of Americans will soon be able to receive preventive health care services free of charge.
Podcast: The Need for Extending the TANF Emergency Fund
July 20, 2010
Dr. LaDonna Pavetti, Director of the Center’s Welfare Reform and Income Support Division, discusses how states are using the TANF Emergency Fund to create jobs – and the need for extending the program.
Podcast: New Fiscal Year Brings More Tough Times for States
July 13, 2010
Policy Analyst Phil Oliff discusses what the new fiscal year brings for states.
Podcast: Property Taxes
July 6, 2010
Senior Advisor Iris Lav discusses property taxes, and good and bad ways to address concerns about rising property tax bills.
Podcast: The June Employment Report and What It Means for the Economy
July 2, 2010
The jobs report for June is discussed by Chief Economist, Chad Stone. Duration: 2:48
Podcast: Testimony of Robert Greenstein before the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform
June 30, 2010
Robert Greenstein, the Center’s Executive Director, discusses the need to be careful in addressing budget deficit in a testimony before the President’s Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform on June 30th, 2010.
Podcast: New Health Insurance Option for Young Adults
June 29, 2010
Health Policy Analyst Sarah Lueck discusses a provision in the new health reform law that will start helping young adults this fall. Duration: 3:04
Podcast: Unemployment Insurance
June 22, 2010
Unemployment Insurance, a critical program that helps workers who lose their jobs and strengthens the economy, is discussed by Chief Economist, Chad Stone.
Podcast: New Ingredients Raising Costs for “WIC” Program
June 15, 2010
Zoë Neuberger, Senior Policy Analyst, discusses the federal food and nutrition program for women, infants and children known as WIC, and the increase in the program’s costs because manufacturers are adding expensive but unproven ingredients to formula and other foods that the program provides.
Media Briefing: Property Tax Cap Wouldn’t Improve New Jersey Policies
June 8, 2010
Suggestions that Massachusetts’ experience under a property tax cap shows New Jersey could impose a similar cap without harming education and other public services are misleading. Senior advisor Iris Lav discusses why a property tax cap in New Jersey is likely to end up reducing essential …
Podcast: The Recovery Act is Working
June 8, 2010
The latest information showing that the Recovery Act is creating jobs and the need to extend more aid to states is discussed by Senior Policy Analyst, Michael Leachman.
Podcast: The May Employment Report and What It Means For the Economy
June 4, 2010
The jobs report for May is discussed by Chief Economist, Chad Stone. Duration: 2:33
Podcast: How the Health Reform Law Reduces the Deficit, Part 2
June 1, 2010
Paul Van de Water, a Senior Fellow at the Center, discusses the sources of revenue in the new health reform law. Duration: 4:30
Podcast: How the Health Reform Law Reduces the Deficit, Part 1
May 25, 2010
Paul Van de Water, a Senior Fellow at the Center, discusses how the health reform law saves money for the federal government. Duration: 3:53
Podcast: Climate Change Legislation and Low-Income Households
May 18, 2010
The Center’s Chief Economist, Chad Stone, discusses how the new Kerry-Lieberman climate change legislation will affect low-income households.
Podcast: Health Reform is a Good Deal for States
May 11, 2010
Policy Analyst, January Angeles, discusses how the Medicaid expansion in the new health reform law is a good deal for states. Duration: 3:58
Podcast: The April Employment Report and What It Means for the Economy
May 7, 2010
The jobs report for April is discussed by Chief Economist, Chad Stone.
Podcast: Health Reform Myths & Realities, Part 5
May 7, 2010
Jim Horney, Director of Federal Fiscal Policy, discusses the false claim that the law doesn’t slow health costs because its coverage expansions will increase total national spending on health care. Duration: 2:14
Podcast: State Budget Cuts Put Education Reforms at Risk
May 4, 2010
Nick Johnson, Director of the Center’s State Fiscal Project, discusses the risk that state budget problems will derail education reform. Duration: 4:58