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August 30, 2019 at 11:45 AM
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This week at CBPP, we focused on housing, food assistance, federal taxes, state budgets and taxes, family income support, and Social Security.

  • On housing, Douglas Rice stressed that strengthening housing vouchers should be a priority in 2020 funding bills.
  • On food assistance, Zoë Neuberger described efforts to streamline WIC applicant and participant certification processes.
  • On federal taxes, Chuck Marr explained that the Working Families Tax Relief Act would raise incomes for about 46 million households across the country.
  • On state budgets and taxes, Eric Figueroa highlighted Arizona’s move to lower tuition for students who are undocumented.
  • On family income support, LaDonna Pavetti noted that quality work opportunities and direct financial assistance, not work requirements, stabilize families.
  • On Social Security, we updated our backgrounder on Supplemental Security Income.

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A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts this week. Here are some of the highlights:

Florida's shrinking spending on school capital projects
Tampa Bay Times
August 29, 2019

Poverty Doesn’t Sell, but We Wrote About It Anyway
American Prospect
August 27, 2019

Welfare Reform Was a Disaster for the Poor. Trump Wants to Make It Even Worse.
Mother Jones
August 24, 2019

Trump’s War on Medicaid
Vox
August 16, 2019

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