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Donna Pavetti Discusses TANF Emergency Fund on C-SPAN's Washington Journal

May 24, 2010

Donna Pavetti, director of the Center's welfare reform and income support division, discussed the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Fund and the U.S. Welfare System on C-SPAN's Washington Journal this morning.

Watch the interview here or on C-SPAN's website:

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May 21, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we discussed the House jobs bill and the Kerry-Lieberman climate change proposal, explained how health reform will make health care more affordable, and looked at tax developments affecting state budgets.

Q & A with Chad Stone on Climate Change Legislation

May 18, 2010

Today, we sat down with the Center’s Chief Economist, Chad Stone, to discuss how the new climate change legislation will affect low-income households.

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May 14, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we examined the new Senate climate change proposal, fact-checked claims about health reform, and discussed federal and state tax policies and their effects on deficits.

Robert Greenstein Receives 2010 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize

May 14, 2010

Last night, the Center’s executive director, Robert Greenstein, received the 2010 Daniel Patrick Moynihan Prize, from the American Academy of Political and Social Science “to honor those whose careers in the academic or public arena have been dedicated to the use of social science research to improve public policy.” Daniel Patrick Moynihan was U.S. Senator from New York, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, official in four presidential administrations, Harvard professor, prolific author, and leading public intellectual on a wide range of domestic and international issues.

More on Taxes and the Poor

May 12, 2010

David Brunori at State Tax Notes discusses our recent report on states taxing low-income residents (we blogged about this here and here) and agrees with our key arguments:

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May 7, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we took a closer look at the economy and efforts by states to balance their budgets.

Q & A with Jim Horney on Health Reform and the Deficit, Part 5

May 7, 2010

This Q & A is part five in a series on myths about health reform and its impact on the federal budget deficit with Jim Horney, our director of federal fiscal policy.

Q & A With Nick Johnson on State Budgets and Education Reform

May 4, 2010

As today’s USA Today details, policymakers, unions, and celebrities are speaking out against large-scale teacher layoffs across the country — the Obama Administration estimates that as many as 300,000 teachers could lose their jobs. School districts face tough spending choices due to state budget cuts and an end to federal Recovery Act funding.

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April 30, 2010

With discussion about addressing the federal deficit in Washington this week, we focused primarily on this topic in Off the Charts:

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