This week on Off the Charts, we focused on the federal budget and taxes, the safety net, state budgets and taxes, and health reform.
- On the federal budget and taxes, Chuck Marr listed four things we would like to know about the forthcoming tax plan from Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Marco Rubio (R-FL). Chye-Ching Huang showed what congressional inaction on the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit would cost working families.
- On the safety net, we highlighted a TalkPoverty LIVE! online panel discussion where CBPP Senior Fellow Jared Bernstein discussed three policies to reduce poverty and increase economic security.
- On state budgets and taxes, Elizabeth McNichol explained why recent changes in New Jersey’s budget practices have made a bad situation worse.
- On health reform, Edwin Park pointed to a Government Accountability Office finding that the Administration has the authority to make health reform’s “risk corridor” payments.
We also updated our chart book on the legacy of the Great Recession.
CBPP's Chart of the Week:
A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts recently. Here are some highlights:
Signs of hope for workers' wages
October 9, 2014
Presidents and Jobs
The New York Times
October 5, 2014
Paul Ryan Calls for Tax Cut Mischief
US News & World Report
October 3, 2014
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