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Cityscape: Housing Vouchers Should Be a Major Component of Future Housing Policy for the Lowest Income Families. A Journal of Policy Development and Housing. Volume 5, Number 2, 2001
Barbara Sard for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Policy Development and Research
2001
104K-PDF, 22pp.

Allowing Families to Self-Report Income: A Promising Strategy for Simplifying Enrollment in Children's Health Coverage Programs
Laura Cox
12/28/01
47K-HTML, 95K-PDF, 12pp.

A HAND UP: How State Earned Income Tax Credits Help Working Families Escape Poverty in 2001
Nicholas Johnson
12/27/01
152K-PDF, 47pp.

A HAND UP: How State Earned Income Tax Credits Help Working Families Escape Poverty in 2001: Summary
Nicholas Johnson
Revised 12/27/01
33K-HTML, 58K-PDF, 6pp.

New House Stimulus Proposal Dominated by Multi-Year or Permanent Tax Cuts
Robert Greenstein
Revised 12/26/01
36K-HTML, 60K-PDF, 12pp.

Social Security Commission Proposals Contain Serious Weaknesses But May Improve The Debate in an Important Respect
Robert Greenstein
Revised 12/16/01
10K-HTML, 30K-PDF, 4pp.

Joint Tax Committee Estimate Shows Tax Cuts in New Stimulus Plan Would Have Large Costs after Recession Ends
Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan, and Andrew Lee
Revised 12/21/01
12K-HTML, 45K-PDF, 4pp.

Fact Sheet: New House Stimulus Proposal Retains Many Features of Earlier House Bill
John Springer
12/21/01
11K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 2pp.

Replacing "Wage Indexing" with "Price Indexing" Would Result in Deep Reductions Over Time in Social Security Benefits
Kilolo Kijakazi and Robert Greenstein
Revised 12/14/01
38K-HTML, 62K-PDF, 9pp.

White House Stimulus Proposal Would Substantially Widen State Budget Deficits
Nicholas Johnson
12/13/01
20K-HTML, 34K-PDF, 3pp.

Fact Sheet: Social Security and the Tax Cut
John Springer
12/13/01
9K-HTML, 34K-PDF, 2pp.

Social Security and the Tax Cut
Richard Kogan, Robert Greenstein, and Peter Orszag
Revised 12/13/01
38K-HTML, 64K-PDF, 8pp.

Administration's Regulation to Reduce Medicaid "Upper Payment Limit" Would Further Worsen State Budget Crises
Leighton Ku and Edwin Park
12/11/01
12K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 4pp.

New Estimates Show State Fiscal Conditions Continue to Worsen
Nicholas Johnson, Iris J. Lav and Kevin Carey
12/11/01
8K-HTML, 28K-PDF, 2pp.

The Centrist Coalition's Disappointing Stimulus Proposal
Robert Greenstein
Revised 12/11/01
73K-HTML, 65K-PDF, 11pp.

Senate Finance Committee Plan Includes Sound Stimulus Proposals
Joel Friedman, Robert Greenstein, and Richard Kogan
Revised 12/11/01
48K-HTML, 117K-PDF, 12pp.

Fact Sheet: Senate Finance Committee Plan Includes Sound Stimulus Proposals
12/10/01
8K-HTML, 33K-PDF, 2pp.

Senate Republican Leadership Stimulus Plan Retains Ineffective And Costly Proposals
Joel Friedman and Robert Greenstein
12/10/01
5K-HTML, 54K-PDF, 8pp.

Increase in Number of Unemployed Over Past 12 Months Was Largest in Nearly 20 Years
12/7/01
6K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 6pp.

Thomas Proposal to Suspend the Taxation of Unemployment Benefits Would Provide No Immediate Stimulus and Favor Higher-Income Unemployed Workers over Lower-Income Workers
Wendell Primus, Robert Greenstein, and Nicholas Johnson
12/7/01
15K-HTML, 34K-PDF, 4pp.

Fact Sheet: The Centrist Coalition's Disappointing Stimulus Proposal
John Springer
12/6/01
9K-HTML, 31K-PDF, 2pp.

Corporate AMT Repeal Is Ineffective Stimulus
Joel Friedman
12/5/01
9K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 2pp.

Increase in Unemployment Over Past 12 Months Exceeds Increase During Any 12-Month Period of the Last Recession
Wendell Primus and Jessica Goldberg
12/4/01
18K-HTML, 28K-PDF, 2pp.

Attractions of Payroll Tax Holiday Diminish Upon Closer Examination
Robert Greenstein and Peter Orszag
Revised 12/4/01
19K-HTML, 40K-PDF, 5pp.

The Disappearing Surplus
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
12/3/01
7K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 1pp.

Survey Shows Most States Would Not Use Unemployment Insurance Funds They Would Receive under House Stimulus Bill To Expand or Extend Unemployment Benefits
Wendell Primus
12/2/01
7K-HTML, 28K-PDF, 2pp.

The Questions Raised by the Plans Endorsed by President Bush's Social Security
Henry Aaron, Alicia Munnell, and Peter Orszag
Revised 12/3/01
19K-HTML, 37K-PDF, 4pp.

Testimony of Barbara Sard on FY 2003 HUD Budget
Barbara Sard
11/29/01
513K-PDF, 15pp.

Comments on TANF Reauthorization
Submitted by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
11/30/01
10K-HTML, 182K-PDF, 50pp.

State and County Supported Car Ownership Programs Can Help Low-Income Families Secure and Keep Jobs
Heidi Goldberg
Revised 11/28/01
99K-HTML, 123K-PDF, 25pp.

Tax Cuts Are Not Automatically the Best Stimulus: A Response to Glenn Hubbard
Peter Orszag and Joseph Stiglitz
11/27/01
29K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 7pp.

Do Proposals to Increase Funding for National Emergency Grants Provide an Effective Way to Meet the Health Insurance and Other Needs of Laid-off Workers?
Sandra Clark
Revised 11/27/01
16K-HTML, 38K-PDF, 4pp.

Number of Individuals Exhausting Unemployment Insurance Benefits Already Up Sharply
Isaac Shapiro
11/26/01
32K-HTML, 31K-PDF, 3pp.

Side-by-Side Comparison of Food Stamp Provisions in Proposed Farm Bills
Dorothy Rosenbaum
Revised 12/7/01
45K-HTML, 68K-PDF, 17pp.

Senate Finance Committee Economic Stimulus Bill Provides Essential Fiscal Relief to States
Iris J. Lav, Edwin Park and Kevin Carey
11/16/01
53K-HTML, 50K-PDF, 8pp.

Unemployment Insurance as Economic Stimulus
Peter Orszag
11/15/01
9K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 2pp.

Fact Sheet: Where Has All the Surplus Gone?
John Springer
11/14/01
7K-HTML, 34K-PDF, 2pp.

Strengthening Unemployment Benefits Would Be Much More Effective in Saving Jobs than Most Corporate Tax Cuts
Peter Orszag
11/14/01
9K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 2pp.

Acceleration of Upper-Bracket Rate Reductions Would Be Costly and Ineffective as a Stimulus Measure
Joel Friedman
11/12/01
15K-HTML, 33K-PDF, 3pp.

OMB Estimates Indicate 400,000 Children Will Lose Health Insurance Due to Reductions in SCHIP Funding
Edwin Park and Matthew Broaddus
11/8/01
67K-HTML, 88K-PDF, 18pp.
Executive Summary: 23K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 6pp.


The Administration's Stimulus Proposal: Is it a Sound and Balanced Package?
Robert Greenstein and Joel Friedman
Revised 11/6/01
50K-HTML, 70K-PDF, 9pp.

Fact Sheet: A Federally Financed Sales Tax Holiday Would Be Difficult To Implement and Would Have Limited Stimulus Effect
John Springer
11/6/01
6K-HTML, 28K-PDF, 1pp.

A Federally Financed Sales Tax Holiday Would Be Difficult to Implement and Would Have Limited Stimulus Effect
Nicholas Johnson and Iris Lav
Revised 11/6/01
30K-HTML, 42K-PDF, 6pp.

Budget Cuts vs. Tax Increases at the State Level: Is One More Counter-Productive than the Other During a Recession?
Peter Orszag and Joseph Stiglitz
Revised 11/6/01
15K-HTML, 38K-PDF, 3pp.

Senate Republicans Embrace Administration Proposal That Is More Troubling in Key Respects than the House Stimulus Bill
Joel Friedman, Andrew Lee, and Robert Greenstein
Revised 11/5/01
26K-HTML, 43K-PDF, 6pp.

Ways and Means Package Departs from Bipartisan Principles For Effective Stimulus and Offers Little Help to the Unemployed
Joel Friedman and Robert Greenstein
Revised 11/5/01
69K-HTML, 89K-PDF, 18pp.

Fact Sheet: Ways and Means Package Departs from Bipartisan Principles For Effective Stimulus and Offers Little Help to the Unemployed
Johm Springer
Revised 11/2/01
13K-HTML, 36K-PDF, 2pp.

Where Has All the Surplus Gone?
Richard Kogan
11/1/01
46K-HTML, 89K-PDF, 11pp.

TANF Expenditures Increased in The Last Fiscal Year
Zoë Neuberger
11/1/01
7K-HTML, 31K-PDF, 2pp.

Statement of Joseph Stiglitz at Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Press Conference
10/12/01
17K-HTML, 78K-PDF, 5pp.

Federal Aid to State Medicaid Programs Is Falling While The Economy Weakens
Leighton Ku and Edwin Park
Revised 10/26/01
37K-HTML, 84K-PDF, 8pp.

Many States Are Considering Medicaid Cutbacks In The Midst of The Economic Downturn
Leighton Ku and Emily Rothbaum
Revised 10/26/01
31K-HTML, 92K-PDF, 8pp.

Unemployed Workers Need Help With Health Insurance
Sharon Parrott
10/25/01
16K-HTML, 76K-PDF, 4pp.

How Much Revenue Will the Corporate Tax Reductions in the House Stimulus Bill and Senator Baucus' Stimulus Package Cost Each State?
Iris J. Lav and Nick Johnson
10/25/01
25K-HTML, 30K-PDF, 3pp.

How Much Unemployment Assistance Is Provided under the Bill the Ways and Means Committee Has Approved?
Wendell Primus
10/24/01
43K-HTML, 56K-PDF, 10pp.

House Stimulus Package Would Worsen State Fiscal Conditions by Causing States to Lose $5 Billion a Year in Revenue For The Next Three Years
Iris J. Lav and Kevin Carey
Revised 10/22/01
14K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 4pp.

How Large are the Appropriations Funding Increases Agreed to by Congress and The President?
Richard Kogan
10/19/01
25K-HTML, 37K-PDF, 4pp.

Health Care Provisions of House Ways And Means Committee Stimulus Package Offer Little Help For The Health Insurance Needs of Unemployed Workers
Edwin Park and Leighton Ku
Revised 10/19/01
31K-HTML, 81K-PDF, 8pp.

Promoting Work among Residents of Public Housing: The Role of Welfare Agencies in Implementing the Earned Income Disregard
Barbara Sard and Patricia Sanders
10/17/01
33K-HTML, 50K-PDF, 7pp.

Fact Sheet: Accelerating Enacted Rate Cuts Would Be an Ineffective Stimulus
John Springer
10/17/01
7K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 2pp.

Fact Sheet: The Administration's Stimulus Proposal: Is it a Sound and Balanced Package?
John Springer
10/12/01
10K-HTML, 72K-PDF, 2pp.

Fact Sheet: Would a Capital Gains Tax Cut Stimulate the Economy?
John Springer
10/11/01
6K-HTML, 69K-PDF, 1pp.

Fact Sheet: Federal Aid to State Medicaid Programs Is Falling While the Economy Weakens
Leighton Ku and Edwin Park
10/11/01
32K-HTML, 40K-PDF, 5pp.

Temporary Medicaid Improvements As Part of a Stimulus Package
Edwin Park and Leighton Ku
10/9/01
25K-HTML, 38K-PDF, 6pp.

Accelerating Enacted Rate Cuts Would Be Ineffective Stimulus
Joel Friedman
10/4/01
29K-HTML, 45K-PDF, 6pp.

Observations on a Stimulus Package
Robert Greenstein
10/4/01
15K-HTML, 38K-PDF, 4pp.

State Fiscal Problems Could Weaken Federal Stimulus Efforts
Iris J. Lav
10/4/01
17K-HTML, 37K-PDF, 5pp.

Special Series - Enrolling Children in Health Coverage Programs: Schools Are Part of the Equation
Donna Cohen Ross and Meg Booth
10/1/01
Briefs in this series include:
Enrolling Children in Health Coverage Programs: Schools Are Part of the Equation, 76K-PDF, 8pp. Involving the School Community In Children's Health Coverage Outreach, 65K-PDF, 8pp. Children's Health Coverage Outreach: A Special Role for School Nurses, 73K-PDF, 8pp. Enrolling Children in Health Coverage Before They Start School: Activities for Early Childhood Programs, 67K-PDF, 8pp. Conducting Children's Health Coverage Outreach In Non-Traditional Educational Settings, 66K-PDF, 8pp.

Analysis of TANF Spending Through the Middle of Federal Fiscal Year 2001
Zoë Neuberger and Ed Lazere
9/28/01
90K-HTML, 109K-PDF, 21pp.

A Permanent Corporate Tax Rate Cut: The Wrong Medicine For Short-term Economic Ills
Joel Friedman and Iris Lav
9/26/01
42K-HTML, 66K-PDF, 11pp.

Analysis of 2000 Census Poverty and Income Data: Poverty Rates Fell in 2000 as Unemployment Reached 31-Year Low
Bob Greenstein, Kathryn Porter, Wendell Primus and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 9/26/01
22K-HTML, 45K-PDF, 6pp.

Counting the Uninsured: A Guide for the Perplexed
Leighton Ku
9/21/01
12K-HTML, 76K-PDF, 3pp.

Recent Census Data Significantly Understate The Increase in Income Disparities
Wendell Primus
9/21/01
18K-HTML, 76K-PDF, 4pp.

Would a Capital Gains Tax Cut Stimulate The Economy?
Joel Friedman, Iris Lav, and Peter Orszag
9/20/01
46K-HTML, 105K-PDF, 10pp.

Non-Defense Appropriations and the Congressional Budget Plan
Richard Kogan
9/20/01
30K-HTML, 87K-PDF, 6pp.

Allowing States to Pay for State Charitable Contribution Tax Credits Out of TANF Block Grants Would Not Be an Effective Use of Federal Welfare Funds
Ed Lazere
9/20/01
34K-HTML, 88K-PDF, 9pp.

Which States Tax the Sale of Food for Home Consumption in 2001?
Nicholas Johnson
Rev. 9/17/01
5K-HTML, 28K-PDF, 1pp.

Coordinating Medicaid and Food Stamps: How New Food Stamp Policies Can Reduce Barriers to Health Care Coverage for Low-Income Working Families
Liz Schott, Stacy Dean, Jocelyn Guyer
9/14/01
Introduction: 10K-HTML
Full Report: 104K-PDF, 35pp.

CBO Projects Near-Term Deficits Outside Social Security
Joel Friedman and Richard Kogan
Rev. 9/10/01
31K-HTML, 87K-PDF, 7pp.

State Responses to Tight Fiscal Conditions
Kevin Carey, Liz McNichol and Iris J. Lav
9/9/01
Press Release: 14K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 3pp.
Full Report: 90K-HTML, 91K-PDF, 18pp.

Special Report Series: Analyses of OMB Mid-Session Review
9/3/01
45K-HTML

A Five-Year Extension of The Internet Tax "Moratorium" Would Further Erode The Tax Base of States And Localities
Michael Mazerov
Rev. 9/4/01
60K-HTML , 80K-PDF, 15pp.

Should New Limits on State Corporate Profits Taxes Be a Quid Pro Quo for the States' Ability to Tax Internet Sales?
Michael Mazerov
9/4/01
53K-HTML , 74K-PDF, 14pp.

Special Report Series: Putting Social Security Reform Into Context
9/3/01
35K-HTML

The Disappearing 2001 Surplus: Tax Cuts, Budget Increases, and the Economy
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
Revised 8/28/01
59K-HTML, 60K-PDF, 9pp.

Budget Effectively Drops Administration Initiatives Promised in Campaign to Help Strengthen Families and Assist At-Risk Children
Wendell Primus and Robert Greenstein
8/23/01
7K-HTML, 26K-PDF, 2pp.

Administration Mid-Session Estimates Exclude Likely Costs, Inflate Ten-Year Surplus Estimates by $800 Billion or More
Joel Friedman
8/22/01
25K-HTML, 44K-PDF, 6pp.

Administration Removes Funding from Budget for Must-Pass Tax Item it Says it Still Supports: Omission Needed to Avoid Showing Budget Dipping into Social Security Trust Fund in 2002
Robert Greenstein
8/22/01
4K-HTML, 25K-PDF, 1pp.

Administration Misrepresents Financing of Medicare Trust Fund
Robert Greenstein
8/22/01
5K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 1pp.

Paying Social Security Benefits: Where Will the Money Come from after 2016?
Robert Greenstein and Richard Kogan
8/21/01
77K-HTML, 53K-PDF, 4pp.

Financing Private Accounts in the Aftermath of the Tax Bill: The Challenge Facing the Social Security Commission and the Administration
Peter Orszag and Robert Greenstein
8/21/01
58K-HTML, 68K-PDF, 15pp.

Voluntary Individual Accounts for Social Security: What Are the Costs?
Peter Orszag and Robert Greenstein
8/21/01
Full Report: 67K-HTML, 83K-PDF, 16pp.
Summary: 22K-HTML, 45K-PDF, 4pp.

Poverty Trends for Families Headed by Working Single Mothers
Kathryn H. Porter and Allen Dupree
8/16/01
Press Release: 8K-HTML, 32K-PDF, 9pp.
Full Report: 11K-HTML
Summary: 133K-PDF, 39pp.

Administration Medicaid and SCHIP Waiver Policy Encourages States to Scale Back Benefits Significantly and Increase Cost-Sharing for Low-Income Beneficiaries
Edwin Park and Leighton Ku
8/15/01
49K-HTML, 72K-PDF, 13pp.

Reductions in Section 8 Reserves in House and Senate VA-HUD Bills Will Likely Reduce the Number of Families the Voucher Program Serves
Barbara Sard, Suzanne Walsh, and Robert Greenstein
8/15/01
36K-HTML, 40K-PDF, 9pp.

Senate VA-HUD Appropriations Bill Makes Damaging Changes in Section 8 Housing Program for Low-income Households
Barbara Sard, Suzanne Walsh, and Robert Greenstein
8/15/01
33K-HTML, 38K-PDF, 8pp.

How Realistic Are the Discretionary Funding Levels in the President's Budget and the Congressional Budget Resolution?
Cynthia Perry and Richard Kogan
8/3/01
53K-HTML, 54-HTML, 8pp.

Administration Critique of Center Analysis Does Not Withstand Scrutiny
Robert Greenstein and Peter Orszag
8/3/01
16K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 4pp.

Social Security and the Tax Cut: The 75-year Cost of the Tax Cut Is More than Twice As Large as the Long-term Deficit in Social Security
Peter Orszag, Richard Kogan, and Robert Greenstein
8/2/01
32K-HTML, 55K-PDF, 6pp.

The Senate VA-HUD Bill Funds Too Few New Vouchers and Threatens The Financial Integrity of The Section 8 Program
Barbara Sard, Tim Harrison, Suzanne Walsh
8/1/01
27K-HTML, 49K-PDF, 7pp.

House To Consider Additional Tax Cuts Without Offsets
Joel Friedman, Sam Elkin, and Richard Kogan
8/1/01
43K-HTML, 57K-PDF, 10pp.

The Food Stamp Program Can Be Improved for Working Families
8/1/01
16K-PDF, 34K-PDF, 4pp.

Statement of Kenneth S. Apfel
Kenneth S. Apfel
7/23/01
7K-HTML, 19K-PDF, 2pp.

Reponse to the Co-Chairs of the Commission
Henry J. Aaron, Alan S. Blinder, Alicia H. Munnell, and Peter Orszag
7/24/01
21K-HTML, 123K-PDF, 5pp.

Social Security Experts Expose Errors and Misleading Claims In Draft Interim Report of President's Social Security Commission
Henry J. Aaron, Alan S. Blinder, Alicia H. Munnell, and Peter Orszag
7/23/01
Press release: 13K-HTML, 27K-PDF, 2pp.
Executive summary: 14K-HTML, 30K-PDF, 3pp.
Full report: 132K-HTML, 31pp.

Work and the Food Stamp Program
7/20/01
10K-PDF, 30K-PDF, 2pp.

Congress Has a $28 Billion Opportunity to Expand Coverage For Low-Income Working Families With Children
Jocelyn Guyer
7/19/01
46K-HTML, 125K-PDF, 16pp.
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The Importance of Social Security to People of Color and Women
Kilolo Kijakazi
7/18/01
12K-HTML, 32K-PDF,3pp.

The Shortcomings of Individual Accounts
Kilolo Kijakazi
7/18/01
9K-HTML, 31K-PDF, 2pp.

Background on The Food Stamp Program
David Super
7/10/01
38K-HTML, 53K-PDF, 11pp.

Testimony of Stacy Dean before the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry Committee on Agriculture
Stacy Dean
6/27/01
56K-HTML, 78K-PDF, 16pp.

Fact Sheet: How Much of The Surplus Remains After The Tax Cut?
John Springer, Robert Greenstein, and Richard Kogan
6/27/01
13K-HTML, 32K-PDF, 2pp.

How Much of The Surplus Remains After The Tax Cut?
Richard Kogan, Robert Greenstein, and Joel Friedman
Rev. 6/27/01
48K-HTML, 63K-PDF, 10pp.

New Tax-Cut Law Ultimately Costs as Much as Bush Plan Gimmicks Used to Camouflage $4.1 Trillion Cost in Second Decade
Joel Friedman, Richard Kogan, and Robert Greenstein
Revised 6/27/01
34K-HTML, 50K-PDF, 8pp.

Possible Health Insurance Deduction Amendment To the Patients' Bill of Rights Offers Little Help to the Uninsured
Iris J. Lav and Edwin Park
6/19/01
26K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 7pp.

As a Share of the Economy and the Budget, U.S. Development and Humanitarian Aid Would Drop to Post-WWII Lows in 2002
by Isaac Shapiro
6/18/01
Press Release: 13K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 3pp.
Full Report: 68K-HTML, 62K-PDF, 14pp.

Testimony of Barbara Sard About Possible Improvements to the Voucher Program
Barbara Sard
6/21/01
56K-HTML, 73K-PDF 14pp.

The Changes The New Tax Law Makes in Refundable Tax Credits For Low-Income Working Families,
Robert Greenstein
Rev. 6/18/01
29K-HTML, 53K-PDF, 6pp.

Declining Share of Children Lived with Single Mothers in the Late 1990s
by Allen Dupree and Wendell Primus
6/15/01
Fact Sheet: 5K-HTML, 25K-PDF, 1pp.
Full Report: 37K-HTML, 59K-PDF, 13pp.

Summary of Food Stamp Provisions in S. 940/H.R. 1990: The "Leave No Child Behind" Bill
David Super
6/14/01
45K-HTML, 57K-PDF, 7pp.



Senate Bill 583/House Bill 2142: The Nutrition Assistance for Working Families and Seniors Act
Daniel Tenny
6/13/01
50K-HTML, 47K-PDF, 8pp.


Likely Medical Savings Account Amendments to Patient's Bill of Rights Could Drive Up the Price of Health Insurance Premiums and Increase the Number of Uninsured
Iris J. Lav and Edwin Park
6/12/01
34K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 9pp.

Women's Retirement Income, The Case for Improving Supplemental Security Income
Kilolo Kijakazi
6/8/01
64K-PDF, 328K-PDF, 30pp

Section 8 Renewal Rule: Use It or Lose It
Barbara Sard
5/31/01
30K-HTML, 27K-PDF, 4pp.

Pathbreaking CBO Study Shows Dramatic Increases in Income Disparities in 1980s and 1990s: An Analysis of the CBO Data
Isaac Shapiro, Robert Greenstein and Wendell Primus
5/31/01
Press Release: 11K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 3pp.
Full Report: 63K-HTML, 67K-PDF, 13pp.

Under Conference Agreement, Dollar Gains for Top One Percent Essentially the Same as Under House and Bush Packages
Isaac Shapiro, Robert Greenstein, and James Sly
5/26/01
35K-HTML, 25K-PDF, 3pp.

Low-Income Families with a Full-Time Working Parent Would Fare Much Better Under Senate than House Child Credit Provision
5/22/01
4K-HTML, 69K-PDF, 1pp.

Senate Child Tax Credit More Advantageous for 16.5 Million Children than House Version
Allen Dupree and Wendell Primus
5/22/01
18K-HTML, 88K-PDF, 5pp.

Who Would Benefit From the Tax Proposal Before the Senate?
Isaac Shapiro and Robert Greenstein
Revised 5/21/01
31K-HTML, 88K-PDF, 7pp.

States and Counties are Taking Steps to Help Low-Income Working Families Make Ends Meet and Move Up the Economic Ladder
Ed Lazere, Shawn Fremstad, and Heidi Goldberg
5/18/01
73K-HTM, 122K-PDF, 14pp.

Senate Finance Proposal Masks Full Cost: Chairman's Mark is Nearly as Large as Bush Tax Cut in Second Ten Years
Richard Kogan, Joel Friedman, and Robert Greenstein
Revised 5/15/01
40K-HTML, 105K-PDF, 10pp.

Estate Tax Repeal and the Top Income Tax Rate Cut: A State-by-State Look at Who Would Benefit
Iris J. Lav
5/14/01
62K-HTML, 86K-PDF, 4pp.

Mother's Day 2001 Finds Six Million Mothers Lack Health Insurance
Jocelyn Guyer, Matthew Broaddus, and Annie Dude
Press release: 7K-HTML, 18K-PDF, 1pg.
Full Report: 129K-PDF, 10pp.
State Fact Sheets: AL-KS, KY-ND, and OH-WY.

Even If the 39.6 Percent Rate Is Unchanged, Taxpayers in the Top Bracket Would Receive a Tax Cut of More than $10,000 from Other Rate Changes
Isaac Shapiro
Revised 5/8/01
7K-HTML, 70K-PDF, 2pp.

New Treasury Press Release Inflates Impact of Lowering Top Tax Rate On Small Business Owners
Robert Greenstein and Isaac Shapiro
9K-HTML, 19K-PDF, 3pp.

Will Congressional Tax-Writers Evade the Budget Resolution Limit on Tax Cuts? Tax-Writers Could Do So Through Backloading and Other Gimmicks
Joel Friedman, Richard Kogan, and Robert Greenstein
5/9/01
38K-HTML, 100K-PDF, 10pp.

How Social Workers Can Link Children to Free and Low-Cost Health Insurance
Jacqueline Patterson and Laura Cox
5/4/01
24K-HTML, 86K-PDF, 6pp.

If Estate Tax Is Repealed, Repeal of Gift Tax Would Not Be Far Behind
Iris J. Lav
5/3/01
8K-HTML, 72K-PDF, 2pp.

Reduction of Top Rate Costs $237 Billion Over Ten Years, Even Though Fewer Than 1% of Filers Are in The Top Bracket
Joel Friedman and Robert Greenstein
5/3/01
10K-HTML, 70K-PDF, 2pp.

Reducing the Top Tax Rates: How Much Benefit to Small Business? Many More Small Business Owners Would Fail to Benefit From Bush Tax Plan than Would Benefit from Cut in Top Tax Rates
Isaac Shapiro and Robert Greenstein
5/3/01
19K-HTML, 83K-PDF, 5pp.

Selected States Have a New Opportunity to Use More of Their SCHIP Funds for Outreach; Roughly 23 States Now Have More Than $100 Million in Federal SCHIP Matching Funds Available to Help Boost Enrollment
Matthew Broaddus, Jocelyn Guyer, and Donna Cohen Ross
4/27/01
80K-HTML, 106K-PDF, 9pp.

Revision of the Project-Based Voucher Statute
Barbara Sard
Revised 4/26/01
31K-HTML, 51K-PDF, 9pp

Testimony of Barbara Sard on the 2002 Budget for Housing Vouchers
Barbara Sard
4/25/01
68K-HTML, 69K-PDF, 15pp.

Under President's Budget, Education Funding Would Grow 5.3 Percent: The Claimed 11.5 Percent Increase is a Distortion
Richard Kogan
Revised 4/25/01
69K-HTML, 99K-PDF, 6pp.

Administration MSA Expansions Could Drive Up Health Insurance Premiums and Create New Tax Shelter
Iris J. Lav and Edwin Park
Revised 4/24/01
32K-HTML, 87K-PDF, 9pp.

The Constitutional Amendment to Require a Two-Thirds Supermajority to Raise Taxes
Robert Greenstein
4/24/01
33K-HTML, 96K-PDF, 9pp.

Medicaid Spending: Rising Again, but Not to Crisis Levels
Leighton Ku and Jocelyn Guyer
4/20/01
56K-HTML, 63K-PDF, 12pp.

The Bush Tax Cut Is Now about the Same Size As the Reagan Tax Cuts
Peter Orszag
4/19/01
34K-HTML, 99K-PDF, 8pp.

Heritage Foundation Attack on Center Rests on Misrepresentation
Robert Greenstein
4/19/01
7K-HTML, 70K-PDF, 2pp.

Tax Foundation Figures Lead to Inaccurate Impression of Middle-Class Tax Burdens
Iris J. Lav, Joel Friedman, and James Sly
Revised 4/13/01
37K-HTML, 137K-PDF, 10pp.

Tax Freedom Day Report Flawed
Iris J. Lav, Joel Friedman, and James Sly
4/13/01
52K-HTML, 39K-PDF, 3pp.

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program: HUD's Best Kept Secret for Promoting Employment and Asset Growth
Barbara Sard
4/12/01
Summary: 16K-HTML
Full report:135K-PDF, 53pp.

The Emergency Reserve and the Administration's Budget
Robert Greenstein
4/12/01
8K-HTML, 73K-PDF, 2pp.

The Myth of the 4 Percent Spending Increase: A Closer Look Shows the Bush Budget Cuts Domestic Appropriations
Richard Kogan
Revised 4/11/01
Full Report: 29K-HTML, 30K-PDF, 8pp.
Fact Sheet: 6K-HTML, 34K-PDF, 1pp.

The Provisions in the House Tax Bill for Married Couples
James Sly and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 4/5/01
9K-HTML, 76K-PDF, 2pp.

How the House Bill to Expand the Child Tax Credit and Reduce Taxes for Married Couples Would Affect Lower-Income Families
Robert Greenstein and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 4/5/01
38K-HTML, 99K-PDF, 11pp.

Lower-Cost Estate Tax Repeal Reflects Slow Phase-In
Joel Friedman
Revised 4/4/01
Full report: 31K-HTML, 32K-PDF, 8pp.
Short Version: 5K-HTML, 15K-PDF, 1pp.

Using TANF Funds for Housing-Related Benefits to Prevent Homelessness
Barbara Sard
4/3/01
22K-HTML, 81K-PDF, 5pp.

Is Education the Administration's Top Budget Priority?
Robert Greenstein
4/3/01
32K-HTML, 37K-PDF, 6pp.

Following the Money: The Administration's Budget Priorities
Revised 4/3/01
Full Report: 79K-HTML, 81K-PDF, 15pp.
Fact Sheet: 18K-HTML, 24K-PDF, 5pp.

Cost of Tax Cut Would More Than Double to $5 Trillion in Second Ten Years
Richard Kogan, Joel Friedman, and Robert Greenstein
Revised 4/4/01
Full report: 29K-HTML, 54K-PDF, 8pp.
Short version: 8K-HTML, 25K-PDF, 2pp.

Would Raising IRA Contribution Limits Bolster Retirement Security for Lower and Middle-Income Families?
Peter Orszag and Jonathan Orszag
4/2/01
Full report: 69K-HTML, 114K-PDF, 16pp.
Summary: 88K-PDF, 4pp.

The Budget Plan Reported by the House Budget Committee: Some Key Aspects
Richard Kogan and James Sly
Revised 3/30/01
38K-HTML, 78K-PDF, 7pp.

A Compliance-Oriented Approach to Sanctions in State and County TANF Programs
Heidi Goldberg
Rev. 3/28/01
235K-HTML

The Status of Welfare Reform in the District of Columbia
Ed Lazere
3/28/01
48K-HTML, 60K-PDF, 14 pp.

About One Percent of Small Business Owners Pay 39.6 Percent Tax Rate
Isaac Shapiro and Robert Greenstein
Revised 3/28/01
7K-HTML, 72K-PDF, 1p

Tax Cuts vs. Spending Increases: Is There a Basis for Chairman Greenspan's Preference for Tax Cuts?
3/27/01
Fact Sheet: 11K-HTML
Full report: 75K-PDF, 3pp.

House Ways and Means Action to Date Adds $300 Billion to Cost of Administration's Tax Cuts
Joel Friedman, Richard Kogan, and James Sly
3/23/01
21K-HTML, 79K-PDF, 5pp.

Tax Cuts vs. Spending Increases: Is There a Basis for Chairman Greenspan's Preference for Tax Cuts?
Jason Furman and Peter Orszag
3/21/01
37K-HTML, 43K-PDF, 10pp.

How to Avoid Over-Committing the Available Surplus: Would a Tax-Cut "Trigger" Be Effective or Is There a Better Way?
3/21/01
Fact Sheet: 6K-HTML, 15K-PDF, 1pp.
Full report: 30K-HTML

What The Trustees' Report Indicates About The Financial Status of Social Security
Robert Greenstein and Wendell Primus
3/19/01
Press release: 24K-HTML, 22K-PDF, 2pp.
Full report: 30K-PDF, 5pp.

Marginal Tax Rate Reductions and the Economy: What Would Be the Long-Term Effects of the Bush Tax Cut?
3/19/01
Fact Sheet: 9K-HTML, 21K-PDF, 2pp.
Full report: 54K-HTML

How to Avoid Over-Committing the Available Surplus: Would a Tax-Cut "Trigger" Be Effective or Is There a Better Way?
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
Revised 3/16/01
Summary: 27K-HTML, 33K-PDF, 7pp.
Full Report: 81K-PDF, 22pp.
Fact sheet: 6K-HTML, 1pp.

Income Tax Rates and High-Income Taxpayers: How Strong is the Case for Major Rate Reductions?
Isaac Shapiro and Joel Friedman
Revised 3/16/01
Full Report: 100K-HTML, 80K-PDF, 35pp.
Fact sheet: 10K-HTML
Summary: 30K-PDF, 6pp.

How Strong Is The Case For Major Rate Reductions For High-Income Taxpayers?
Isaac Shapiro, Joel Friedman, and John Springer
Revised 3/16/01
10K-HTML, 18K-PDF, 2pp.

Can Capital Gains Carry-Over Basis Replace The Estate Tax?
Iris J. Lav and Joel Friedman
3/15/01
24K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 6pp.

Reducing the Number of Uninsured Children: Outreach and Enrollment Efforts. Testimony before the Senate Finance Committee
Donna Cohen Ross
3/15/01
35K-HTML, 94K-PDF, 10pp.

Marginal Tax Rate Reductions and the Economy: What Would Be the Long-Term Effects of the Bush Tax Cut?
Peter Orszag
3/15/01
54K-HTML, 53K-PDF, 13pp.

New Treasury Distributional Table Departs Sharply from Previous Treasury Methodology: New Table Understates Gains to the Top and Overstates Gains for the Rest; Fuller Assessment Shows Gains Concentrated at the Top
Isaac Shapiro
Revised 3/9/01
23K-HTML, 27K-PDF, 6pp.

Bush Tax Cut and House Rate Cuts Widen Record After-Tax Income Disparities: Percentage Increase in After-Tax Income for Those at the Very Top Three Times Larger than for Middle Fifth
Isaac Shapiro and Jim Sly
Revised 3/7/01
13K-HTML, 20K-PDF, 3pp.

In Many States, One-third to One-half of Families Would Not Benefit from Bush Tax Plan
Nick Johnson, Allen Dupree, and Isaac Shapiro
3/6/01
Press Release: 14K-HTML Full Report: 56K-HTML, 9pp. State-specific fact sheets, 50pp.

New Joint Tax Committee Estimates Raise Cost of Bush Tax Plan Cost Now Well Over $2 Trillion
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
Revised 3/6/01
9K-PDF, 18K-PDF, 3pp.

Is the House Tax Bill Necessary to Avoid a Recession?
Peter Orszag
Revised 3/5/01
17K-HTML, 24K-PDF, 4pp.

In Bush Budget, Tax Cuts for Top One Percent Are Larger than Health, Education, and All Other Initiatives Combined
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
3/2/01
12K-PDF, 19K-PDF, 3pp.

Center Responds to Secretary O'Neill on the Benefits Of the Bush Tax Cut for Highest-Income Taxpayers
Robert Greenstein
3/1/01
15K-PDF, 21K-PDF , 4pp.

The Administration's Budget: Gaps Between Rhetoric and Reality
Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan, and Joel Friedman
3/1/01
13K-PDF, 22K-PDF , 4pp.

The Administration's Budget Reserve: Do The Numbers Add Up?
Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan, and Joel Friedman
3/1/01
9K-PDF, 18K-PDF , 2pp.

State Income Tax Burdens on Low-Income Families: Assesing the Burden and Opportunities for Relief
Robert Zahradnik, Nicholas Johnson, Michael Mazerov
3/1/01
35K-PDF press release and 227K-PDF full report, 47pp.

Is a Large Tax Cut Needed to Forestall an Explosion in Spending?
Robert Greenstein
2/27/01
14K-HTML, 25K-PDF, 4pp.

4,500 Very Large Estates Would Receive as Much in Annual Tax Reductions under Bush Plan as 140 Million Americans
Isaac Shapiro, Iris J. Lav, and Jim Sly
2/26/01
7K-HTML, 19K-PDF  press release and 36K-PDF - full report, 6pp.

The Latest IRS Data On After-Tax Income
Isaac Shapiro
2/26/01
37K-HTML, 10K-PDF  press release and 21K-PDF- full report, 9pp.

The Greenspan Concern over Public Ownership of Private Assets: Can the Social Security Trust Fund Safely Own Such Assets
Peter Orszag and Robert Greenstein
2/26/01
32K-HTML, 32K-PDF, 9pp.

Heritage Response to Center Analysis of Cost of Bush Tax Cut Does Not Withstand Scrutiny
Robert Greenstein and Joel Friedman
2/26/01
27K-HTML, 32K-PDF, 8pp.

HHS Guidance Explains How Federal Laws Barring Discrimination Against People With Disabilities Apply in State and County TANF Programs
Eileen P. Sweeney
2/26/01
57K-HTML, 76K-PDF, 16pp.

Unspent TANF Funds at the End of Federal Fiscal Year 2000
Ed Lazere
Revised 2/23/01
312K-HTML, 95K-PDF, 19pp.

"The Peril of Zero Debt" and the Long-Term Budgetary Outlook: Some Questions Regarding Chairman Greenspan's Recent Testimony
Peter Orszag
2/22/01
60K-HTML, 58K-PDF, 16pp.

Tax Credits for Individuals to Buy Health Insurance Won't Help Many Uninsured Families
Iris J. Lav and Joel Friedman
2/15/01
94K-HTML, 96K-PDF, 22pp.

More than Half of Black and Hispanic Families Would Not Benefit from Bush Tax Plan
Isaac Shapiro, Allen Dupree and Jim Sly
2/15/01
Press Release: 8K-HTML, 22K-PDF
Full report: 24K-HTML, 29K-PDF, 7pp.

Those $1600 Tax Cut Checks
Isaac Shapiro and Robert Greentstein
2/14/01
25K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 6pp.

Testimony of Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities before the House Committee on Ways and Means
Robert Greenstein
2/13/01
49K-HTML, 52K-PDF

An Estimated 12 Million Low- and Moderate-Income Families, with 24 Million Children, Would Not Benefit from Bush Tax Plan
Isaac Shapiro, Allen Dupree and James Sly
2/7/01
21K-PDF, 29K-PDF, 6pp.

Estate Tax Repeal: A Costly Windfall for the Wealthiest Americans
Iris J. Lav and Joel Friedman
Revised 2/6/01
80K-HTML, 86K-PDF, 19pp.

How Would Families at Different Income Levels Benefit from the Bush Tax Cut?
Robert Greenstein
2/6/01
24K-HTML, 31K-PDF, 6pp.

Taking Down the Toll Booth to the Middle Class? Myth and Reality Governing the Bush Tax Plan and Lower-income Working Families
Robert Greenstein and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 2/6/01
35K-HTML, 48K-PDF, 9pp.

Surpluses or Deficits? Projections of a Large Budget Surplus Are Surrounded by a High Degree of Uncertainty
Richard Kogan
2/6/01
12K-HTML, 31K-PDF, 3pp.

TANF Supplemental Grants Should be Extended For Fiscal Year 2002
Wendell Primus and Ed Lazere
2/6/01
36K-HTML, 43K-PDF, 6pp.

CBO Assumes Faster Economic Growth than It Had Previously, and Therefore a Larger Ten-Year Surplus
Richard Kogan
Revised 1/31/01
16K-HTML, 26K-PDF, 4pp.

What the New CBO Projections Mean: Can the New Surplus Projections Accommodate a Large Tax Cut?
Robert Greenstein and Richard Kogan
1/31/01
109K-HTML, 70K-PDF, 12pp.

Testimony of Ed Lazere At the Public Roundtable on "The Real Property Tax Assessment Transition: Discontinuing the Triennial"
Ed Lazere
1/31/01
15K-HTML, 20K-PDF

Increasing the D.C. EITC to 25 Percent of the Federal EITC Would Help Working Families Escape Poverty and Address Continuing Inequities in the D.C. Tax System
Ed Lazere, Iris Lav, and Bob Zahradnik
1/30/01
111K-HTML, 56K-PDF, 14pp.

New State Options to Improve the Food Stamp Vehicle Rule
David Super and Stacy Dean
Revised 1/16/01
59K-HTML, 72K-PDF

Taxes on Middle-Income Families are Declining
Iris J. Lav
Revised 1/10/01
90K-HTML, 120K-PDF

Available Budget Surplus is Smaller than Many Realise: Concord Coalition and Brookings Experts Join in Releasing New Center Analysis
Robert Greenstein
1/8/01
11K-HTML, 24K-PDF, 3pp.

Can the New Surplus Projections Accommodate a Large Tax Cut?
Robert Greenstein
1/4/01
See: What the New CBO Projections Mean: Can the New Surplus Projections Accommodate a Large Tax Cut?

Enrolling Children In Health Coverage: It Can Start With School Lunch
Donna Cohen Ross
1/1/01
153K-PDF, 49pp.



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