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August 21, 2020

This week at CBPP, we focused on food assistance, health, poverty and inequality, Social Security, and family income support.

642,000 People Expected to Gain Medicaid Coverage in Missouri and Oklahoma

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August 14, 2020

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

  • On the economy, we released a statement from CBPP President Robert Greenstein explaining why

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Black and Latino Households Likelier to Experience Food Insufficiency During Pandemic

“Tracking Hardship”: CBPP’s New Tool to Highlight Recession’s Human Impact

August 13, 2020

Nearly 15 million adult renters (1 in 5) were behind in their rent at some point this summer, and up to 17 million children were in households that said the children weren’t eating enough because the household couldn’t afford it, according to “Tracking Hardship,” our...

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August 7, 2020

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

  • On state budgets and taxes, Wesley Tharpe outlined how COVID-19’s resurgence and the fragile economy could worsen the
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In Focus: Black and Hispanic Unemployment Rates Consistently Higher Than White Rate

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July 31, 2020

This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget and taxes, housing, state budgets and taxes, health, food assistance, family income support, Social Security, and the economy.

  • On the federal budget and taxes, we released a statement from CBPP President Robert Greenstein explaining that
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Roundup: Need for More State Fiscal Relief Continues

July 27, 2020

States remain in dire straits due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis; we estimate that their budget shortfalls will total $555 billion over state fiscal years 2020-2022. These figures underscore the continued urgency of the President and Congress enacting substantially more fiscal relief and maintaining it for as long as economic conditions warrant.

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In Focus: COVID-19 State Budget Shortfalls Could Be Largest on Record

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July 24, 2020

This week at CBPP, we released a statement from CBPP President Robert Greenstein on the death of Representative John Lewis, stating that to honor his legacy, we must pursue his vision of a more just America.

Our analyses this week focused on state budgets...

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July 17, 2020

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

  • On health, Jesse Cross-Call and Matt Broaddus reported that

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New Funding to Help Families Use Housing Vouchers in High-Opportunity Areas

July 15, 2020

CBPP and other members of the Mobility Works collaborative praised today’s announcement that the Department of Housing and Urban Development is making $50 million available for...

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July 10, 2020

This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget, state budgets and taxes, food assistance, and the economy.

  • On the federal budget, Chye-Ching Huang and Chuck Marr explained that states’ failed attempts to reopen their economies before bringing COVID-19 under control highlight the urgent need to

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