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Press Release: State Budget Deficits Loom Larger than Previously Thought, Signaling Deep Cuts in Health Insurance, Other Programs
12/23/02
17K-HTML, 41K-PDF, 3pp.

Proposed State Medicaid Cuts Would Jeopardize Health Insurance Coverage for One Million People
Leighton Ku, Melanie Nathanson, Edwin Park, Laura Cox and Matt Broaddus
12/23/02
56K-HTML, 82K-PDF, 11pp.

A Wide Range of Public Services Already Have Been Cut in this State Fiscal Crisis
Iris J. Lav and Kevin Carey
12/23/02
22K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 5pp.

Many Federal "Stimulus" Tax Cuts under Consideration Would Be Costly for States
Iris J. Lav
12/23/02
19K-HTML, 43K-PDF, 3pp.

Quarterly Status Reporting Could Jeopardize The Health Coverage Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Eligible Low-Income Californians
Donna Cohen Ross and Leighton Ku
Revised 12/23/02
21K-HTML, 21K-PDF, 9pp.

Temporary Federal Unemployment Benefits Should Be Extended in All States and Strengthened
Wendell Primus, Isaac Shapiro, and Jessica Goldberg
12/19/02
140K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 9pp.

Administration Budget Would Cut Low-Income Programs During Downturn
John Springer
12/18/02
10K-HTML, 34K-PDF, 1pp.

Are Taxes Too Concentrated at the Top?
Joel Friedman and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 12/18/02
24K-HTML, 38K-PDF, 5pp.

What Type of Unemployment "Extension" Does the President Support?
Wendell Primus, Isaac Shapiro, and Robert Greenstein
12/14/02
12K-HTML, 36K-PDF, 2pp.

House Bill Would Cut 125,000 Vouchers for Low-income Families
Will Fischer and Barbara Sard
Revised 12/11/02
60K-HTML, 76K-PDF, 12pp.

November Labor Market Data Confirm the Need To Extend and Strengthen the Temporary Federal Unemployment Program
Wendell Primus, Jessica Goldberg, John Springer
Revised 12/11/02
14K-HTML, 23K-PDF, 2pp.

A Response to Arguments Against Extending the Temporary Federal Unemployment Benefits Program
Wendell Primus and Jessica Goldberg
Revised 12/10/02
90K-HTML, 48K-PDF, 7pp.

States Are Decoupling from the Federal Estate Tax Cut
Elizabeth C. McNichol
Revised 12/6/02
10K-HTML, 20K-PDF, 1pp.

House VA-HUD Appropriations Bill Would Jeopardize Access to Housing Vouchers for Low-Income Families
Barbara Sard and Will Fischer
Revised 11/22/02
59K-HTML, 80K-PDF, 11pp.

Congress Fails to Approve Bipartisan Legislation to Extend Expiring Funds for Children's Health Insurance
Edwin Park and Robert Greenstein
11/21/02
17K-HTML, 38K-PDF, 3pp.

All Unemployed Workers Will Lose Temporary Federal Help on December 29 Unless House Acts on Friday
Isaac Shapiro and Wendell Primus
11/20/02
15K-HTML, 26K-PDF, 3pp.

Food Stamp Caseloads Are Rising
Joseph Llobrera
Revised 11/19/02
117K-HTML, 388K-PDF, 4pp.

Child Living Arrangements by Race and Income: A Supplementary Analysis
Wendell Primus
11/19/02
90K-HTML, 63K-PDF, 15pp.

The State Tax Cuts of the 1990s, the Current Revenue Crisis, and Implications for State Services
Nicholas Johnson
Revised 11/18/02
350K-HTML, 173K-PDF, 28pp.

Current Federal Unemployment Insurance Program Will Expire in Most States Unless House Passes Senate Bill
Wendell Primus, Isaac Shapiro, and Jessica Goldberg
11/15/02
92K-HTML, 24K-PDF, 3pp.

New House Unemployment Insurance Proposal Is Extraordinarily Limited
Wendell Primus, Isaac Shapiro, and Jessica Goldberg
11/14/02
120K-HTML, 38K-PDF, 5pp.

OMB Estimates Indicate That 900,000 Children Will Lose Health Insurance Due to Reductions in Federal SCHIP Funding
Edwin Park, Leighton Ku and Matthew Broaddus
Revised 11/7/02
162K-HTML, 60K-PDF, 11pp.

515,000 Children Would Lose Health Insurance Over the Next Five Years Under Flawed Administration SCHIP Proposal
Edwin Park and Matthew Broaddus
Revised 11/7/02
134K-HTML, 70K-PDF, 12pp.

State Poverty-Based Education Funding: A Survey of Current Programs and Options For Improvement
Kevin Carey
11/7/02
21K-HTML, 193K-PDF, 35pp.

Overview of K-12 Education Finance
Kevin Carey
11/7/02
58K-HTML, 67K-PDF, 16pp.

Education Funding and Low-Income Children: A Review of Current Research
Kevin Carey
11/7/02
71K-HTML, 87K-PDF, 19pp.

October Labor Market Data Indicate Continued Lack of Job Growth Is Translating Into a Rise in Long-Term Unemployment
Isaac Shapiro and Wendell Primus
11/1/02
14K-HTML, 22K-PDF, 2pp.

Annual TANF Expenditures Remain $2 Billion Above Block Grant
Zoe Neuberger
10/03/02
13K-HTM, 41K-PDF, 3pp.

370,000 Workers Exhaust Temporary Federal Unemployment Benefits in September Alone; Total Exhaustees Hit 1.5 Million Mark, with the Pace of Exhaustion Much Faster than in Last Recession
Wendell Primus, Isaac Shapiro, and Jessica Goldberg
10/29/02
128K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 7pp.
State Fact Sheets

2002 Federal IDA Briefing Book How IDAs Affect Eligibility for Federal Programs
Zoe Neuberger, Eileen Sweeney, Kilolo Kijakazi, Edwin Park, Stacy Dean, Barbara Sard, and Tim Harrison
10/29/02
462K-PDF, 65pp.

States Cut Spending in FY 2002 and FY 2003 Additional Cuts Likely Unless New Revenues are Raised
Kevin Carey
Revised 10/22/02
9K-HTML, 76K-PDF, 13pp.

Did States Overspend During the 1990s?
Elizabeth C. McNichol and Kevin Carey
10/15/02
13K-HTML, 75K-PDF, 15pp.

The Ways and Means Committee's New Tax-Cut Legislation on Capital Losses and Pensions
Peter R. Orszag
Revised 10/15/02
65K-HTML, 66K-PDF, 12pp.

State Fiscal Conditions Continue to Deteriorate; Federal Assistance Badly Need
Iris J. Lav
Revised 10/10/02
25K-HTML, 38K-PDF, 6pp.

The Number of Americans Without Health Insurance Rose in 2001 and Appears to Be Continuing to Rise in 2002
Leighton Ku
Revised 10/8/02
67K-HTML, 45K-PDF, 7pp.

New CDC Data Show the Importance of Sustaining Medicaid and SCHIP Coverage as Private Health Insurance Erodes in 2002
Leighton Ku
Revised 10/8/02
17K-HTML, 41K-PDF, 3pp.

Behind the New Unemployment Figures: Long-Term Joblessness Is Rising
10/4/02
12K-HTML, 22K-PDF, 2pp.

GAO Report Raises Concerns About Recent Health Care Waivers: Findings Relevant to Current "Superwaiver" Debate
Shawn Fremstad
10/2/02
46K-HTML, 53K-PDF, 8pp.

The Price of Inaction: Three Million Jobless Workers to be Affected If Congress Takes No Action to Extend and Strengthen Temporary Federal Unemployment Benefits Program
Wendell Primus, Isaac Shapiro, and Jessica Goldberg
10/1/02
Press Release: 21K-HTML, 28K-PDF, 3pp. Full Report: 169K-HTML, 61K-PDF, 11pp.

Will Congress Reduce Funding For Domestic Programs Outside Homeland Security?
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
9/30/02
131K-PDF, 96K-PDF, 12pp.

The Shaw Social Security Proposal: the Role of Massive General Revenue Transfers
Kilolo Kijakazi, Richard Kogan, and Robert Greenstein
9/30/02
66K-HTML, 78K-PDF, 13pp.

Number of Workers Who Have Exhausted Federal Unemployment Insurance Benefits Passes the One Million Mark
Wendell Primus and Jessica Goldberg
9/25/02
183K-HTML, 25K-PDF, 5pp.

Is the Proposed Cut to the Public Housing Capital Fund Justified?
Will Fischer and Barbara Sard
Revised 9/26/02
31K-HTML, 41K-PDF, 6pp.

Many States Are Decoupling from Federal "Bonus Depreciation" Tax Cut
Nicholas Johnson
Revised 9/26/02
5K-HTML, 13K-PDF, 1pp.

Analysis of Census Bureau's Poverty and Income Data for 2001
Robert Greenstein, Wendell Primus and Kathyrn H. Porter
9/24/02
12K-HTML, 22K-PDF, 3pp.

Estimating the Cost of the Proposal to Reimburse Student Loan Payments by Young, Employed North Dakota Residents
9/20/02
54K-HTML, 56K-PDF, 9pp.

Proposed Senate Tax Cuts For Small Businesses And Farmers Not a Top Priority, Given Budget Outlook And Other Pressures
Joel Friedman
9/19/02
27K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 5pp.

Number Of Workers Exhausting Federal Unemployment Insurance Benefits Will Reach An Estimated 1.5 Million By The End Of September And Exceed Levels In The Last Recession
Wendell Primus and Jessica Goldberg
Revised 9/19/02
33K-HTML, 52K-PDF, 8pp.

ONE STEP FORWARD OR TWO STEPS BACK? Why the Bipartisan Senate Finance Bill Reflects a Better Approach to TANF Reauthorization than the House Bill
Shawn Fremstad, Sharon Parrott, CBPP
Mark Greenberg, Steve Savner, Vicki Turetsky, Jennifer Mezey, CLASP
Revised 9/19/02
29K-HTML, 221K-PDF, 29pp.

The Retirement Savings Components of Last Year's Tax Bill: Why it Is Premature to Make Them Permanent
Peter R. Orszag
9/18/02
44K-HTML, 32K-PDF, 6pp.

"Superwaiver" Would Allow Fundamental Changes to Public Housing and Homelessness Programs
9/16/02
12K-HTML, 107K-PDF, 14pp.

The Cost of the Senate Finance Committee Welfare Bill
Zoë Neuberger, Richard Kogan, and Wendell Primus
9/16/02
17K-HTML, 76K-PDF, 18pp.

The August Unemployment Rate Masks the Severity of the Downturn and the Problems of Those Exhausting Their Unemployment Benefits
Wendell Primus and Jessica Goldberg
Revised 9/16/02
30K-HTML, 80K-PDF, 8pp.

Testimony of Wendell Primus on Unemployment
Wendell Primus
9/12/02
258K-PDF, 22pp.

House to Consider More Tax Cuts: Even Though Tax Cuts It Has Already Passed Exceed Budget Resolution Targets
Joel Friedman and Andrew Lee
9/12/02
55K-HTML, 39K-PDF, 6pp.

Funding New Welfare-to-Work Housing Vouchers Should Be a Priority For Fiscal Year 2003
Barbara Sard and Shayna Strom
Revised 9/10/02
Introduction: 12K-HTML, 115K-PDF, 18pp.

The New Congressional Budget Office Forecast And the Remarkable Deterioration of the Surplus
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
9/3/02
38K-HTML, 37K-PDF, 4pp.

An Examination of Recent Budget and Economic Projections by the Congressional Budget Office
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
Revised 9/3/02
121K-HTML, 45K-PDF, 7pp.

Key Issues In The House TANF Reauthorization Bill
Sharon Parrott, Shawn Fremstad and Zoë Neuberger
Revised 8/28/02
14K-HTML, 124K-PDF, 31pp.

A New Round of Tax Cuts?
William Gale and Peter Orszag
Revised 8/23/02
69K-PDF, 12pp.

A NEW STIMULUS PACKAGE? States Stand to Lose Substantial Additional Revenue
Iris J. Lav
8/22/02
13K-HTML, 26K-PDF, 3pp.

The Senate Finance Committee's "Tri-Partisan" TANF Reauthorization Bill
Shawn Fremstad and Sharon Parrott
Revised 8/22/02
17K-HTML, 148K-PDF, 29pp.

House Passes Health Tax Package That Provides Little Assistance To People with Long-Term Care Needs
Edwin Park
8/16/02
30K-HTML, 41K-PDF, 6pp.

What OMB'S Mid-Session Review Tells Us - And What It Obscures
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
Revised 8/14/02
159K-HTML, 87K-PDF, 13pp.

Summary Comparison of TANF Reauthorization Provisions: Bills Passed by Senate Finance Committee and the House of Representatives, and Related Proposals
Shawn Fremstad, Zoë Neuberger and Sharon Parrott, CBPP
Nisha Patel, Steve Savner, Mark Greenberg, and Vicki Turetsky, CLASP
Revised 8/9/02
88K-PDF, 9pp.

States Are Decoupling from the Federal Estate Tax Cut
Elizabeth C. McNichol and Daniel Tenny
Revised 8/8/02
6K-HTML, 21K-PDF, 1pp.

State Medicaid Cutbacks and the Federal Role In Providing Fiscal Relief to States
Leighton Ku, Donna Cohen Ross, and Melanie Nathanson
Revised 8/2/02
27K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 8pp.

A Response to the Executive Director of The President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security
Peter A. Diamond and Peter R. Orszag
Revised 7/15/02
101K-HTML, 91K-PDF, 17pp.

Cigarette Tax Increases: Cautions and Considerations
Iris J. Lav
Revised 7/11/02
390K-PDF, 18pp.

The Food Stamp Shelter Deduction: Helping Households with High Housing Burdens Meet Their Food Needs
Dorothy Rosenbaum, Daniel Tenny, and Sam Elkin
7/1/02
197K-PDF, 46pp.

Enrolling Children and Families in Health Coverage: The Promise of Doing More
Donna Cohen Ross and Laura Cox
6/30/02
801K-PDF, 64pp.

Combined Federal And State Estate Taxes Will Decline For The Vast Majority of Estates Even When a State Decouples from the Federal Estate Tax Cut
Daniel Tenny
Revised 6/28/02
10K-HTML, 36K-PDF, 2pp.

Social Security And The Tax Cut: A Response to the Concord Coalition
Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan, and Peter Orszag
6/27/02
27K-HTML, 33K-PDF, 8pp.

House Ways and Means Committee Health Tax Package Provides Little Assistance to People with Long-Term Care Needs
Edwin Park
6/26/02
30K-HTML, 38K-PDF, 5pp.

The Importance of Using Most Recent Wages to Determine Unemployment Insurance Eligibility and Duration of Benefits
Jessica Goldberg and Wendell Primus
6/26/02
73K-PDF, 12pp.

Reducing Benefits and Subsidizing Individual Accounts: An Analysis of the Plans Proposed by the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security
Peter A. Diamond and Peter R. Orszag
6/18/02
Press Release: 24K-HTML, 35K-PDF, 4pp. Full Report: 209K-PDF, 41pp.

States Have Significant Flexibility in the Food Stamp Program
Dorothy Rosenbaum
6/17/02
32K-HTML, 55K-PDF, 9pp.

Costs of the Tax Cut and of a Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit
Richard Kogan
6/14/02
28K-HTML, 54K-PDF, 7pp.

The House Proposal to Make Marriage Penalty Relief Provisions Permanent
6/13/02
11K-HTML, 45K-PDF, 3pp.

Summary Comparison of Key Provisions in TANF Reauthorization Legislation and Proposals
Shawn Fremstad, Zoë Neuberger, Nisha Patel, Steve Savner, Mark Greenberg, and Vicki Turetsky
6/13/02
74K-PDF, 7pp.

The Constitutional Amendment to Require a Two-Thirds Supermajority to Raise Taxes
Robert Greenstein and Richard Kogan
6/12/02
41K-HTML, 66K-PDF, 12pp.

"Superwaiver" Would Grant Executive Branch and Governors Sweeping Authority to Override Federal Laws
Robert Greenstein, Shawn Fremstad, and Sharon Parrott
Rev. 6/11/02
116K-PDF, 21pp.

Revised Side-by-Side Comparison of Funding Provisions in TANF Reauthorization Legislation
Zoë Neuberger, Shawn Fremstad, and Sharon Parrot
6/5/02
98K-PDF, 14pp.

Revised Side-by-Side Comparison of Family Formation Provisions in TANF Reauthorization Legislation
Shawn Fremstad and Zoë Neuberger, Wendell Primus, and Vicki Turetsky
6/5/02
60K-PDF, 8pp.

House "Enron" Pension Legislation Includes Troubling Provisions That Could Harm Rank-and-File Workers
Peter R. Orszag
6/5/02
19K-HTML, 47K-PDF, 5pp.

Permanent Repeal of the Estate Tax Would Be Costly, Yet Would Benefit Only a Few, Very Large Estates
Joel Friedman and Andrew Lee
Revised 6/3/02
81K-HTML, 81K-PDF, 15pp.

What If Congress Cannot Agree on a Congressional Budget Plan?
Richard Kogan
5/31/02
42K-HTML, 66K-PDF, 11pp.

States Need More Federal TANF Funds
Sharon Parrott and Zoë Neuberger
5/20/02
10K-HTML, 38K-PDF, 4pp.

States Are Already Cutting Child Care And TANF-Funded Programs
Zoë Neuberger
5/16/02
27K-HTML, 44K-PDF, 7 pp.

Recent TANF Proposals Would Hinder Successful State Efforts to Help Families Overcome Barriers to Employment and Find Better-Paying Jobs
Heidi Goldberg
5/9/02
88K-PDF, 18pp.

Side-by-Side Comparisons of Funding Provisions in TANF Reauthorization Legislation
Zoë Neuberger, Shawn Fremstad, and Sharon Parrot
5/3/02
170K-PDF, 11pp.

Side-by-Side Comparisons of Time Limit Provisions in TANF Reauthorization Legislation
Shawn Fremstad and Zoë Neuberger
5/3/02
44K-PDF, 3pp.

Side-by-Side Comparisons of Family Formation Provisions in TANF Reauthorization Legislation
Shawn Fremstad and Zoë Neuberger
5/3/02
54K-PDF, 6pp.

Nutrition Provisions of Final 2002 Farm Bill
Dorothy Rosenbaum
5/1/02
39K-HTML, 56K-PDF, 8pp.

Preserving State Revenue From The Effects of Recent Federal Legislation
Iris J. Lav, Elizabeth McNichol, and Nicholas Johnson
5/1/02
79K-HTML, 47K-PDF, 6pp.

A Brief Summary of Issues in Making WIC an Individual Entitlement
Sandra Clark
4/30/02
16K-HTML, 42K-PDF, 4pp.

States Can Avoid Substantial Revenue Loss by Decoupling from New Federal Tax Provision
Nicholas Johnson
Revised 4/30/02
60K-HTML, 61K-PDF, 9pp.

Are States Requiring TANF Recipients to Participate in Welfare-to-Work Activities?
Sharon Parrott
4/25/02
15K-HTML, 39K-PDF, 4pp.

Improving Transitional Medicaid to Promote Work and Strengthen Health Insurance Coverage
Leighton Ku and Edwin Park
Revised 4/29/02
43K-HTML, 74K-PDF, 12pp.

TANF'S "Uncounted" Cases: More than One Million Working Families Receiving TANF-funded Services Not Counted in TANF Caseload
Shawn Fremstad and Zoë Neuberger
4/24/02
38K-HTML, 61K-PDF, 10pp.

Pulling Apart: A State-by State Analysis of Income Trends
Jared Bernstein (EPI), Elizabeth McNichol, Heather Boushey (EPI), and Robert Zahradnick
4/23/02
Press Release: 41K-HTML, 53K-PDF, 6pp.
Report: 602K-PDF, 58pp.
State Fact Sheets: 11K-HTML

The Cost of The Tax Cut Compared With The Costs of Various Federal Agencies
Richard Kogan
4/17/02
6K-HTML, 42K-PDF, 1pp.

The Administration's Proposal to Make The Tax Cut Permanent
Joel Friedman, Robert Greenstein, and Richard Kogan
Revised 4/16/02
52K-HTML, 127K-PDF, 13pp.

Are We Soaking The Rich?
Isaac Shapiro
4/16/02
9K-HTML, 39K-PDF, 3pp.

Housing Strategies to Strengthen Welfare Policy and Support Working Families
Barbara Sard and Margy Waller
4/15/02
118K-PDF, 12pp. Additional materials from the joint CBPP/Brookings April 12th conference on TANF Reauthorization and Housing Policy.

Tax Foundation Figures Lead to Inaccurate Impression of Middle-Income Tax Burdens
Iris J. Lav, Andrew Lee, and Joel Friedman
4/12/02
51K-HTML, 74K-PDF, 12pp.

Fact Sheet: The Administration's Proposal to Make the Tax Cut Permanent
4/11/02
9K-HTML, 37K-PDF, 2pp.

Tax Foundation Figures Do Not Represent Middle-Income Tax Burdens
Iris J. Lav, Andrew Lee, and Robert Greenstein
4/10/02
11K-HTML, K-PDF, 3pp.

Overall Federal Tax Burden on Most Families - Including Middle-Income Families - at Lowest Levels in More Than Two Decades
Isaac Shapiro
4/10/02
29K-HTML, 56K-PDF, 7pp.

Closing Three Common Corporate Income Tax Loopholes Could Raise Additional Revenue for Many States
Michael Mazerov
4/9/02
130K-HTML, 118K-PDF, 24pp.

Social Security and the Tax Cut
Richard Kogan, Robert Greenstein, and Peter Orszag
Revised 4/9/02
42K-HTML, 69K-PDF, 8pp.

Administration's TANF Proposals Would Limit - Not Increase - State Flexibility
Sharon Parrott, Wendell Primus, and Shawn Fremstad
Revised 4/8/02
43K-HTML, 68K-PDF, 11pp.

Outline of How Federal Housing Programs Can Help Provide Employment and Training Opportunities and Support Services to Current and Former Welfare Recipients
Barbara Sard
Revised 4/8/02
2K-HTML, 90K-PDF, 23pp.

A Summary of Issues in Making WIC an Individual Entitlement
Sandra Clark
4/2/02
57K-HTML, 81K-PDF, 14pp.

Data in Trustees Report Show Social Security Shortfall Is less than Half as Large as the Revenue Loss from the Tax Cut
Robert Greenstein and Richard Kogan
Revised 4/1/02
18K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 4pp.

A Comparison of The Senate And House Budget Plans - Senate Budget Committee Plan Surpasses House Plan in Realism and Fiscal Prudence But Still Has Shortcomings
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
3/28/02
73K-HTML, 88K-PDF, 15pp.

A Description of the Unemployment Provisions in the Economic Stimulus Package
Jessica Goldberg and Wendell Primus
Revised 3/28/02
37K-HTML, 50K-PDF, 7pp.

Market Risk Versus Political Risk: Why Social Security Faces Greater Risk Under Privatization
Kilolo Kijakazi and Robert Greenstein
3/28/02
14K-HTML, 41K-PDF, 3pp.

TANF Spending in Federal Fiscal Year 2001
Zoë Neuberger
Revised 3/27/02
94K-HTML, 169K-PDF, 34pp.

Impact of Unreported Social Security Earnings On People of Color and Women (as published by The National Academy on an Aging Society)
Kilolo Kijakazi
3/27/02
700K-PDF, 4pp.

What the Trustees' Report Indicates About the Financial Status of Social Security
Kilolo Kijakazi and Robert Greenstein
3/27/02
28K-HTML, 54K-PDF, 5pp.

TANF Spending in Federal Fiscal Year 2001
Zoë Neuberger
Revised 3/27/02
94K-HTML, 169K-PDF, 34pp.

Analysis of the House Budget Plan
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
Revised 3/25/02
52K-HTML, 69K-PDF, 11pp.

The Administration's Proposed Millennium Fund - While Significant - Would Lift Foreign Aid to Just 0.13 Percent of GDP
Isaac Shapiro and David Weiner
3/21/02
45K-HTML, 65K-PDF, 8pp.

Charitable Deduction for Taxpayers Who Do Not Itemize: Proposal Raises Concerns about Effectiveness and Cost
Joel Friedman and Robert Greenstein
3/21/02
76K-HTM, 96K-PDF, 19pp.

How Does the Proposed Level of Foreign Economic Aid under the Bush Budget Compare with Historical Levels?
Isaac Shapiro and Nancy Birdsall
Revised 3/20/02
47K-HTML, 63K-PDF, 8pp.

Failing the Unemployed: A State-by-State Examination of Unemployment Insurance Systems
Maurice Emsellem, Jessica Goldberg, Rick McHugh, Wendell Primus, Rebecca Smith, and Jeffrey Wenger
3/12/02
Press Release: 12K-HTML
Full Report: 270K-PDF, 33pp.

Costs And Tradeoffs of Social Security Benefit Guarantee Certificates
Kilolo Kijakazi
3/12/02
8K-HTML, 36K-PDF, 2pp.

A Housing Perspective on TANF Reauthorization and Support for Working Families
Barbara Sard
3/12/02
52K-HTML, 74K-PDF, 13pp.

Latest Data Show WIC Program Will Badly Need Supplemental Funding in FY 2002
Robert Greenstein and Sandra Clark
Revised 3/12/02
14K-HTML, 40K-PDF, 4pp.

Can Congress Balance the 2003 Budget?
Richard Kogan
3/11/02
26K-HTML, 47K-PDF, 6pp.

Multi-Year Business Tax Cuts Still Dwarf Aid to Unemployed Workers in New House Bill: State Governments Will Lose Substantial Revenue
Joel Friedman and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 3/11/02
37K-HTML, 55K-PDF, 7pp.

House Opts to Press for More Tax Cuts Rather than Ensure Quick Enactment of Extended Unemployment Benefits
Robert Greenstein, Joel Friedman, and Edwin Park
Revised 3/4/02
77K-HTML, 78K-PDF, 14pp.

New Data Show That a Record Number of Workers - 356,000 Individuals - Exhausted Their Unemployment Benefits in January Without Receiving Additional Weeks of Benefits
Wendell Primus and Jessica Goldberg
2/28/02
38K-HTML, 41K-PDF, 4pp.

State Income Tax Burdens on Low-Income Families in 2001
Nicholas Johnson, Kevin Carey, Michael Mazerov, Elizabeth McNichol, Daniel Tenny, and Robert Zahradnik
2/26/02
Full Report: 231K-HTML, 87K-PDF, 18pp.
State Fact Sheets: 10K-HTML

Medical Savings Account Provisions in House-Passed Patients' Bill of Rights Could Drive up The Price of Health Insurance Premiums And Increase The Number of Uninsured
Edwin Park and Iris J. Lav
2/25/02
39K-HTML, 55K-PDF, 10pp.

Side-by-Side Comparison of Nutrition Titles of House and Senate Passed Farm Bill
Dottie Rosenbaum
Revised 2/25/02
50K-HTML, 67K-PDF, 14pp.

Relieving The Recession: Nineteen Ways States Can Assist Low-Income Families During the Downturn
Edited by John Springer and Heidi Goldberg
2/22/02
8K-HTML, 312K-PDF, 49pp.

House Avoids Clean Extension of Unemployment Benefits as 80,000 Unemployed Workers Exhaust Their Benefits Each Week
Wendell Primus, Isaac Shapiro and Jessica Goldberg
Revised 2/19/02
57K-HTML, 50K-PDF, 6pp.

Middle-Income Taxpayers Will Receive Little or No Benefit from Proposals to Accelerate Implementation of the 25 Percent Rate
Robert Greenstein and Joel Friedman
Revised 2/15/02
19K-HTML, 43K-PDF, 4pp.

Testimony of Iris Lav on Health Care Tax Credits to Decrease the Number of the Uninsured
Iris Lav
2/13/02
Oral Testimony: 8K-HTML, 33K-PDF, 2pp.
Written Testimony: 64K-PDF, 17pp.

Expanding Family Coverage: States' Medicaid Eligibility Policies for Working Families in the Year 2000
Matthew Broaddus, Shannon Blaney, Annie Dude, Jocelyn Guyer, Leighton Ku, and Jaia Peterson
Revised 2/13/02
Summary: 23K-HTML, 217K-PDF, 67pp.

The Increasing Use of TANF and State Matching Funds to Provide Housing Assistance to Families Moving from Welfare to Work — 2001 Supplement
Barbara Sard and Tim Harrison
Revised 2/13/02
68K-HTML, 84K-PDF, 18pp.

Sources of Data on State and Local Housing Needs
Barbara Sard and Tim Harrison
Revised 2/13/02
19K-HTML, 40K-PDF, 5pp.

The TANF-Related Provisions in the President's Budget
Sharon Parrott
2/7/02
33K-HTML, 59K-PDF, 9pp.

Two Million Workers Will Likely Exhaust Their Regular Unemployment Insurance Benefits in The First Half of 2002
Wendell Primus and Jessica Goldberg
2/6/02
90K-HTML, 44K-PDF, 3pp.

Administration's Budget Includes Additional Health Tax Cuts That Primarily Benefit Higher-Income Individuals
Edwin Park
2/5/02
14K-HTML, 40K-PDF, 4pp.

Accelerating Implementation of the 25 Percent Income Tax Rate Would be Ineffective Stimulus
Robert Greenstein and Joel Friedman
2/5/02
17K-HTML, 40K-PDF, 4pp.

The Kyl Amendment to Lock in Permanent Repeal of The Estate Tax
Joel Friedman
2/5/02
20K-HTML, 46K-PDF, 5pp.

President's Budget Uses Accounting Devices And Implausible Assumptions to Hide Hundreds of Billions of Dollars in Costs
Robert Greenstein
Revised 2/5/02
10K-HTML, 33K-PDF, 3pp.

Health Insurance Proposals in Administration's Budget Could Weaken the Employer-Based Health Insurance System
Edwin Park
Revised 2/5/02
29K-HTML, 56K-PDF, 8pp.

The Administration's Proposal to Make The Tax Cut Permanent
Joel Friedman and Robert Greenstein
2/4/02
42K-HTML, 64K-PDF, 11pp.

State Rainy Day Funds: What to Do When it Rains?
Bob Zahradnik and Nick Johnson
1-31-02
50K-HTML, 61K-PDF, 10pp.

Number of Workers Exhausting Unemployment Insurance Benefits Sets Record Level for a December
1/30/02
43K-HTML, 44K-PDF, 4pp.

The New CBO Projections: What Do They Tell Us?
Richard Kogan, Robert Greenstein, and Joel Friedman
Revised 1/29/02
29K-HTML, 51K-PDF, 8pp.

Future Tax Cuts and the Economy in the Short Run
Peter Orszag and Robert Greenstein
1/28/02
42K-HTML, 75K-PDF, 10pp.

Amendment Providing Second and Third Years of Bonus Depreciation Would Lessen its Stimulative Effect While Worsening Both the Federal and State Budget Deficits
Edwin Park, Andrew Lee and Nicholas Johnson
1/24/02
10K-HTML, 37K-PDF, 2pp.

Individual Exemptions Available by State
Revised 1/22/02
32K-HTML, 37K-PDF, 2pp.

SPECIAL REPORT SERIES: TANF Reauthorization
These papers, done collaboratively with the Center for Law and Social Policy, examine key TANF reauthorization issues
1/22/02
Briefs in this series include:
An Introduction to TANF, 25K-HTML, 47K-PDF, 3pp.
Funding Issues in TANF Reauthorization, 26K-HTML, 1151K-PDF, 24pp.
Immigrants and Welfare Reauthorization, 17K-HTML, 77K-PDF, 13pp.
TANF Reauthorization: Opportunities to Reduce Poverty by Improving Employment Outcomes, HTML, PDF, 15pp.
An Introduction to TANF, 25K-HTML, 47K-PDF, 3pp.
Improving TANF Program Outcomes for Families With Barriers to Employment, 70K-HTML, 91K-PDF, 17pp.
Strengthening Families: Ideas for TANF Reauthorization, 54K-HTML, 83K-PDF, 14pp.

Criticisms of Kennedy Tax Proposal Ignore its Substance and Distort its Impact
Joel Friedman, Robert Greenstein, and Andrew Lee
1/22/02
35K-HTML, 50K-PDF, 6pp.

What Happened to The Surplus? Detecting Misleading Figures And Avoiding Being "Spun"
Richard Kogan and Robert Greenstein
1/18/02
49K-HTML, 66K-PDF, 10pp.

States Are Cutting Low-Income Programs in Response to Fiscal Crisis: Less Counter-Productive Options Are Available
Kevin Carey and Iris J. Lav
1/17/02
Press Release: 16K-HTML, 43K-PDF, 5pp.
Full Report: 68K-HTML, 89K-PDF, 18pp.

Debate over Causes of Deterioration of Surplus Marred by Failure to Distinguish Between Short-Term and Long-Term Impacts
Joel Friedman and Robert Greenstein
Revised 1/17/02
67K-HTML, 49K-PDF, 6pp.

The Rising Regressivity of State Taxes
Nicholas Johnson
1/15/02
Press Release 18K-HTML, 44K-PDF, 4pp.
Full Report 134K-PDF, 35pp.

Developing the Capacity to Analyze the Distributional Impact of State and Local
Michael Mazerov
1/15/02
19K-HTML, 221KK-PDF, 60pp.

CBO Evaluates Major Stimulus Proposals in New Report
Andrew Lee and Joel Friedman
1/9/02
25K-HTML, 47K-PDF, 7pp.

The Food Stamp Program: Important Sources of Information on the Program and Policy
David Super and Kathy Patchan
Revised 1/7/02
46K-HTML, 50K-PDF, 13pp.



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