This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, health policy, the federal budget and taxes, and working-family tax credits.
On state budgets and taxes, Michael Mitchell pointed to our updated state by state fact sheets that show that funding for public two- and four-year colleges remains well below pre-recession levels in almost every state. We revised our paper that shows that most states provide less K-12 funding than before the Great Recession.
On health policy, Jesse Cross-Call highlighted a new video from CBPP, Community Catalyst, and the Georgetown Center for Children and Families that illustrates the benefits for states that have expanded Medicaid under health reform.
On the federal budget and taxes, David Reich and Douglas Rice described how December’s 2016 appropriations legislation placed a low priority on low-income programs.
On working-family tax credits, Roxy Caines celebrated the 10th annual Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day by describing the Get It Back Campaign, through which CBPP leads a national effort to promote the EITC, Child Tax Credit, and free tax help. We rounded up our research on the EITC, including our updated state fact sheets.