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Congressional Failure on State Aid Would Carry Heavy Cost

May 28, 2010

At the last minute, the House yesterday dropped an extension of Recovery Act assistance for cash-strapped states from jobs legislation, which it then passed, in order to help satisfy congressional critics who complained about the legislation’s impact on the deficit. These critics are effectively saying that the cost of increasing today’s budget deficits outweighs the benefit of helping states avert massive cuts in services and tax increases.

Welcome to "Off the Charts"

April 15, 2010

Welcome to “Off the Charts,” the new blog of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

We face historic challenges that will shape our future — from ensuring that the economic recovery grows much stronger and produces broadly shared prosperity, to addressing unsustainable long-term budget deficits, to implementing the new health reform law, to reducing poverty.  With this blog, we...

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