This week at CBPP, we focused on health, state budgets and taxes, food assistance, the federal budget and taxes, and the economy.
On health, Jesse Cross-Call recommended that states quickly implement voter-approved Medicaid expansions. We detailed the harm done to veterans by taking away Medicaid for not meeting work requirements.
On state budgets and taxes, Michael Mitchell noted that states must address workforce discrimination to promote opportunity for college graduates of color. Erica Williams urged newly elected state lawmakers to focus on building equitable, inclusive state economies.
On food assistance, Brynne Keith-Jennings and Lexin Cai noted that SNAP helps almost 1.4 million low-income veterans, including thousands in every state.