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The Center Hosts Alan Blinder, Who Speaks About High-Income Tax Cuts

July 28, 2010

On our conference call for journalists this morning, former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Alan Blinder made the case for letting President Bush’s tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 expire this year and using the savings over the next two years for measures that would better stimulate the economy, such as extended unemployment benefits and food stamps. Below is the audio and a cleaned-up transcript of the presentation portion of the call.

Q & A With Sarah Lueck: How the Health Reform Law Improves Access to Preventive Care Services

July 27, 2010

Today, we sat down with Health Policy Analyst Sarah Lueck to discuss the great news that millions of Americans will soon be able to receive preventive health care services free of charge because of the new health reform law.

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July 24, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we examined why President Bush’s tax cuts for high-income households should expire, the importance of extending the TANF Emergency Fund, the state of state budgets, extending unemployment benefits, the nation’s long-term fiscal challenges, the estate tax, and the Food Stamp Program.

Q & A: The Need for Extending the TANF Emergency Fund

July 20, 2010

In this podcast we’ll discuss the Emergency Fund of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program – also known as TANF. I’m Michelle Bazie and I’m joined by the Director of the Center’s Welfare Reform and Income Support Division, Dr. LaDonna Pavetti.

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July 16, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we examined ways to address high levels of unemployment, state budget and tax issues, preventive health care services in health reform, what to do about the soon-to-expire Bush tax cuts, and possible improvements to the WIC nutrition program for low-income mothers and children.

Q & A: New Fiscal Year Brings More Tough Times for States

July 13, 2010

Today, we sat down to discuss what the new fiscal year brings for states with Policy Analyst Phil Oliff.

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July 9, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we examined the state budget crisis, job creation, growing income inequality, affordable housing, and ways to address concerns about rising property tax bills.

Jon Shure on CBS Evening News: "We could see the loss of 900,000 jobs"

July 6, 2010

Jon Shure, deputy director of state fiscal policy, appeared on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric to discuss implications of the budget problems states are facing in the recession, including the potential loss of 900,000 private- and public-sector jobs due to budget cuts.

Q & A with Iris Lav on Property Taxes

July 6, 2010

Today, we sat down with Senior Advisor Iris Lav to discuss property taxes, and good and bad ways to address concerns about rising property tax bills.

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July 2, 2010

This week on Off the Charts, we focused on the latest job numbers, explained the causes and proposed some solutions to coming federal deficits, fact-checked claims about the health reform law, and looked ahead to the new fiscal year for states.

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