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This week on Off the Charts, we focused on state budgets and taxes, the safety net, and health reform.
  • On state budgets and taxes, Michael Leachman described North Carolina’s obscene cuts to jobless benefits.
  • On the safety net, Arloc Sherman noted that working-family tax credits help more than 1 million military families.
  • On health reform, Judy Solomon explained that the Obama Administration’s decision to delay the implementation of the employer responsibility requirement won’t affect people’s ability to get health insurance.
In other news, we released a paper on the impact of working-family tax credits on military families and updated our backgrounder on the number of weeks of unemployment benefits available in each state. A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts recently.  Here are some highlights: Tax credit helps Utah military and veteran families, analysis shows Salt Lake Tribune July 2, 2013 Full Employment: The Big Missing Piece New York Times Economix July 1, 2013 Informed Debate: Should offshore bank accounts be taxable? Costco Connection July 1, 2013 North Carolina axes benefits for long-term unemployed MSNBC, All In with Chris Hayes June 28, 2013