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October 17, 2018

State and local tax systems can be a powerful tool for boosting economic opportunity, creating broadly shared prosperity, and building equitable state economies. But in nearly every state, they’re reinforcing and often worsening inequality, as the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy shows in a new report.

The new study of the state and local...

Lowest-Income Households Pay Highest State and Local Taxes
October 16, 2018

Some 4,109 Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries lost coverage on October 1 for not reporting at least 80 hours of work or work-related activities for three months, the state reports. That brings the total to 8,462 beneficiaries who have lost coverage since the state implemented its rigid work requirement. These...

Very Few Arkansas Medicaid Beneficiaries Met New Reporting Requirements in Fourth Month of Work Requirement
October 15, 2018

Major League Baseball (MLB) is pushing to let professional sports team owners benefit from the 20 percent “pass-through” deduction, a key provision of the 2017 tax law. This unwarranted change to proposed Treasury regulations to implement the law would come on top of several of the law’s...

Money Flying Away
October 12, 2018

This week at CBPP, we focused on poverty and inequality, housing, federal tax, health, family income support, and the economy.

On poverty and inequality, Shelby Gonzales questioned the extremely broad authority immigration...
Fewer Landlords Reject Vouchers in Areas Blocking Voucher Discrimination
October 11, 2018

We’ve explained that the 2017 tax law largely ignored working-class families, instead delivering large tax cuts to the most well-off and large, profitable corporations. A new analysis...

2017 Tax Law Gives White Households in Top 1% More Than All Races in Bottom 60%
October 11, 2018

With Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah voters deciding in November whether to expand their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), opponents are recycling a false claim that expansion hurts vulnerable groups like seniors and people with disabilities by making it less likely that they get the services they need to help them remain in their homes. (Opponents are also making exaggerated or...

Doctor and Patient
October 10, 2018

Update, October 10: We’ve updated this post to correct the share of families using housing vouchers that are protected by voucher non-discrimination laws.

A growing number of states and localities have enacted laws that prohibit discrimination against using vouchers to help pay rent, and those laws can increase landlords’ acceptance of housing vouchers, as we...

Fewer Landlords Reject Vouchers in Areas Blocking Voucher Discrimination
October 10, 2018

Update, October 10: we’ve updated this post to include more information about the lawsuit to block the federal rules.

The Senate is expected to vote as soon as today on a resolution to overturn recent federal rules expanding short-term health plans, which are...

Affordable Care Act
October 10, 2018

The Trump Administration officially proposed a rule today that would radically alter the U.S. immigration system, making it much harder for many immigrants lawfully in the country to remain here and for many seeking legal entry to come.

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October 5, 2018

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

On state budgets and taxes, Michael Mitchell, Michael Leachman, Kathleen Masterson, and Samantha Waxman explained...
State Funding for Higher Education Remains Far Below Pre-Recession Levels in Most States