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Update, June 20: We’ve updated the graph, below, to correct an error in the display of data. This week on Off the Charts, we focused on taxes, unemployment insurance, child nutrition, housing, and health reform.
  • On unemployment insurance, William Chen pointed to our updated backgrounder on the number of weeks of benefits available in each state.
  • On child nutrition, Robert Greenstein illustrated new data on the extent of poverty in schools and school districts across the country.  Zoë Neuberger criticized efforts in Congress to undercut nutrition reforms.
  • On housing, Will Fischer described why restricting the value of housing vouchers would harm low-income residents of oil and gas boomtowns.  Barbara Sard excerpted her TalkPoverty.org post on the underfunding of key housing assistance programs at a time of rising need.
  • On health reform, Judy Solomon explained why the law’s boost in Medicaid payment rates for primary care doctors is worth extending.
We also issued papers on why a repatriation tax holiday is a proven policy failure and alternative sources of family income data for schools adopting community eligibility.  Zoë Neuberger updated her commentary on why policymakers should stand by reforms to improve children’s nutrition and combat childhood obesity.  We updated our backgrounder on the number of weeks of unemployment insurance benefits available in each state. CBPP’s Chart of the Week:
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A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts recently.  Here are some highlights: Obamacare Is (Still) Fiscally Responsible U.S. News & World Report June 20, 2014 Congress May Lock in Large Housing Voucher Losses For Years to Come TalkPoverty.org June 20, 2014 Kansas' Tax Cut Disaster U.S. News & World Report June 13, 2014