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State Film Credits Redux

January 20, 2011

In a story today on tax credits that nearly every state has created for film and TV production, the New York Times cites our study that criticized the credits as costly and inefficient. The article also quotes the Motion Picture Association of America’s labeling of our study as “slipshod.” In case you were wondering, here’s what Robert Tannenwald, a Center senior fellow who wrote our study and a former Vice President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, wrote on our blog when the MPAA originally leveled its charge:

Jon Shure Discusses State Budget Crisis on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal

January 19, 2011

As more governors detail their budget proposals for the coming fiscal year, CSPAN interviewed Jon Shure about the crisis states face trying to meet growing needs with shrunken resources. Shure discussed the challenges states are facing and the need for a balanced approach that includes revenues instead of relying solely on cuts that would damage state economies and threaten national recovery.

Q & A with Paul Van de Water: Debunking False Claims About Health Reform's Impact on Jobs and the Deficit

January 19, 2011

In this podcast, we’ll discuss myths about health reform’s impact on jobs and the deficit. I’m Shannon Spillane and I’m joined by Paul Van de Water, Senior Fellow here at the Center.

In Case You Missed It...

January 15, 2011

This week on Off the Charts, we talked about the federal budget, state budgets and taxes, health care, Social Security, and food assistance.

Q & A with Jim Horney: The Impact of the New Budget Rules in the U.S. House of Representatives

January 11, 2011

In this podcast, we’ll discuss the new budget rules in the U.S. House of Representatives. I’m Michelle Bazie and I’m joined by Jim Horney, the Center’s Director of Federal Fiscal Policy.

In Case You Missed It...

January 8, 2011

This week on Off the Charts, we focused on the federal budget, the economy, health policy, state budgets, and poverty.

Greenstein on New House Budget Rules

January 6, 2011

Robert Greenstein just released this statement on the recently passed new House budget rules:

Jim Horney Discusses Federal Spending and the New Congress on the NewsHour

January 5, 2011

Jim Horney appeared on PBS’ “The NewsHour” last night with Gwen Ifill and the Concord Coalition’s Diane Lim Rogers to discuss the new Congress and promises to cut spending.

Happy Holidays from the Center

December 23, 2010

Wishing you and your loved ones a happy holiday season.  The blog will slow down over the next week, but we’ll resume posting regularly and approving comments as soon as we return in the new year.

Q & A with LaDonna Pavetti: Rising Need, Falling Funding for TANF Program

December 21, 2010

In this Q & A, we’ll talk about cuts to the safety net despite the rising need among our most vulnerable citizens. I’m Michelle Bazie and I’m joined by the Director of the Center’s Welfare Reform and Income Support Division, Dr. LaDonna Pavetti.