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June 18, 2019

In a little-noticed move, the Trump Administration is proposing a new roadblock for U.S. citizens who are seeking federal rental assistance, including the more than 9 million citizens who are now receiving aid.

Apartment houses
June 18, 2019

The House this week will begin debate on a package of appropriations bills that would, in its 2020 funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), invest substantial resources to help low-income families struggling with high housing costs. These resources include $25...

June 18, 2019

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has proposed shoring up his state’s finances with a new millionaires’ tax — a proven tool to raise revenues for vital investments, such as good public schools, while basing state tax codes more on the ability to pay. But legislative leaders...

Wealthiest N.J. Households Still Get Annual Tax Break Under Millionaires' Tax
June 14, 2019

This week at CBPP, we focused on poverty and inequality, the federal budget and taxes, health, employment, state budgets and taxes, and the economy.

On poverty and inequality, Arloc Sherman and Paul N. Van de Water ...
EITC Does Little to Offset Federal Taxes for Low-Income Childless Workers
June 12, 2019

The new waiver would deny Medicaid to tens of thousands of low-income adults who would be eligible if the state fully expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Doctor and patient talking
June 12, 2019

The Trump Administration is considering whether to use a lower inflation measure to calculate annual adjustments to the federal poverty line. This approach would ultimately...

Elderly couple walking
June 11, 2019

At a hearing tomorrow, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will discuss a proposal from Chairman Frank Pallone and Ranking Republican Member Greg Walden to protect patients from large bills when they unexpectedly or unknowingly receive care from an out...

Health - Ambulance Emergency Room
June 10, 2019

A bill before the House Appropriations Committee would raise funding for IRS tax enforcement and operations support in 2020 — an important, but too modest, step forward after the damaging cuts in IRS enforcement since 2010. Given the depleted state and critical importance of IRS enforcement, lawmakers need to add more.

The U.S. tax system is based on voluntary compliance, which requires...

More IRS Enforcement and Operations Support Funds Needed Inside Budget Cap
June 7, 2019

This week at CBPP, we focused on federal taxes and the federal budget, health, the economy, food assistance, and Social Security.

On federal taxes and the federal budget, Chuck Marr examined a House version of the Working Families Tax Relief Act,...
Massachusetts Marketplace Policies Boost Enrollment During the Year
June 7, 2019

The nation lost an extraordinary individual Wednesday in Herbert Sandler, a visionary and path-breaking philanthropist who achieved remarkable results.

Herb Sandler