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Q & A With Arloc Sherman: Deep Poverty Reaches Record High Nationwide

October 12, 2010

Today, we sat down with Arloc Sherman, Senior Researcher in the Center’s Welfare Reform and Income Support Division, to discuss “deep poverty” and how it affects families.

In Case You Missed It...

October 8, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we focused on the economy, the budget deficit, inadequate health insurance plans, and elderly and disabled refugees losing much-needed benefits.

Live Webcast: Conference on America’s Fiscal Choices

October 5, 2010

Today, the Center’s Executive Director, Robert Greenstein, joins Nobel laureate and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, former Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers Martin Feldstein, former Congressional Budget Office Director Robert Reischauer, and 18 other prominent economists and budget experts who are speaking at a conference that we’re co-hosting with The Century Foundation, Demos, and the Economic Policy Institute.

In Case You Missed It…

October 2, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we discussed the recession, federal budget and tax issues, state tax issues, and a proposal that would impede implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

A Full Plate for a Lame Duck

October 1, 2010

Below is a brief run-down on some of the issues Congress has debated in recent weeks and may revisit during its lame-duck session in November:

The Great Income Shift

September 30, 2010

We’ve updated our chart and table on how the change in income distribution between 1979 and 2007 affected different income groups to reflect a slightly different methodology. Below are the revised figures.

Q & A With Jim Horney: What the New Fiscal Year Means for Federal Programs

September 28, 2010

Today, we sat down with Jim Horney, the Center’s Director of Federal Fiscal Policy, to discuss how federal programs are affected by the start of the new fiscal year.

In Case You Missed It...

September 24, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we discussed debates over taxes and spending, the announcement that the recession officially ended in June 2009, the six-month anniversary of health reform, and the Census Bureau’s new poverty figures. We also started a countdown to the expiration of the TANF Emergency Fund, which has provided a quarter-million Americans with jobs but will end September 30 unless Congress extends it.

House Republican Plan Includes Boehner Spending Cut Proposal

September 23, 2010

A major component of the “Pledge to America” legislative blueprint, which House Republicans issued this morning, is an earlier proposal from House Minority Leader John Boehner to cut domestic funding substantially.

Q & A With January Angeles on This Week’s Health Care Milestone

September 21, 2010

Today, we sat down with January Angeles, health policy analyst, to discuss an important milestone for the health reform law that takes place this week.