This week at CBPP, we focused on housing, family income support, health care, state budgets and taxes, the economy, and the federal taxes.
On housing, Douglas Rice highlighted our new chart book showing how federal rental assistance reduces hardship and promotes children’s long-term success by helping over 5 million low-income households afford modest homes.
On family income support, Ife Floyd raised concerns about Arizona’s decision to shorten its time limit for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to 12 months.
On health care, Jesse Cross-Call warned that Ohio’s proposed Medicaid changes would threaten health coverage for hundreds of thousands of low-income residents.
On state budgets and taxes, Elizabeth McNichol explained why a proposal to amend North Carolina’s constitution to establish a new rainy day fund would reduce the state’s ability to budget responsibly.
On the economy, we updated our Policy Basic on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available in every state. We also updated our chart book on the legacy of the Great Recession to reflect the latest jobs numbers and spotlighted the 14.8 million jobs that private employers have added since February 2010.
On federal taxes, we updated our Policy Basic on the federal estate tax.