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Q & A: Improving the Delivery of Key Work Supports at this Critical Moment

March 9, 2011

Stacy Dean, Vice President for Food Assistance Policy, and Dottie Rosenbaum, Senior Policy Analyst, discuss improving the delivery of key work supports:

Q & A: The February Unemployment Report and What It Means for the Economy

March 5, 2011

Chad Stone, the Center’s Chief Economist, discusses the employment report for February:

In Case You Missed It…

March 5, 2011

This week on Off the Charts, we focused on today’s jobs report, budget proposals and deficit reduction, state budgets, corporate tax reform, and health policy.

Q & A: Tax Cuts Worsening Wisconsin’s Budget Problems

March 1, 2011

Nick Johnson, Vice President for State Fiscal Policy, discusses the budget situation in Wisconsin:

Briefing on Medicaid, Health Reform, and the States

March 1, 2011

Yesterday, Judith Solomon, Vice President for Health Policy, Edwin Park, Vice President for Health Policy, and Robert Greenstein, the Center’s President, discussed proposals to block grant the Medicaid program and repeal its maintenance of effort requirements on a call with reporters.

In Case You Missed It...

February 26, 2011

This week on Off the Charts, we talked about health care and state budgets.

  • On health care, Judy Solomon outlined significant threats to Medicaid in a bill proposed by Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker.  Edwin Park
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In Case You Missed It...

February 19, 2011

This week on Off the Charts, we focused on President Obama’s 2012 budget, the economy, health reform, and state budgets.

House Republican Cuts for This Year Would Hit Job Training Next Year, Too

February 18, 2011

The report we released yesterday shows how the House Republican proposal for deep cuts in non-security discretionary programs would affect a number of important programs in the current fiscal year — 2011, which ends September 30. But the proposed cuts for job training and employment services would have serious consequences into the next fiscal year as well, because of how Congress typically funds the programs.

The Gory Details on House Republicans’ 2011 Spending Cut Proposal

February 18, 2011

Jim Horney, our Director of Federal Fiscal Policy, has previously explained why House Republican leaders’ proposed cuts in non-security discretionary programs for the current fiscal year (2011) are deeper than they appear. Then yesterday, Jim and several of his colleagues issued a report that details the impact of those cuts, as reflected in a measure now on the House floor, in a number of specific areas, with state-by-state data.

House Proposal to Defund Health Reform Would Carry Heavy Cost

February 17, 2011

We’ve issued a brief analysis of a proposal the House is expected to vote on tonight or tomorrow that would effectively block progress on health reform for the rest of the fiscal year.