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This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, health, the federal budget, and the economy.

  • On state budgets and taxes, Michael Leachman and Samantha Waxman recommended that states adopt a tax on high-value housing, often called a mansion tax, to help fund services and infrastructure critical to residents’ long-term future.
  • On health, we updated our timeline tracking the Trump Administration’s efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act.
  • On the federal budget, Richard Kogan updated a report on a Senate appropriations bill that would shortchange human services programs despite room for increases in the recent budget deal.
  • On the economy, we updated our chart book on the post-Great Recession economy and our backgrounder on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available.

Chart of the Week – 39 States Plus D.C. Have Real Estate Transfer Taxes or Statewide Property Taxes

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

The next 16 months will define Puerto Rico’s future. Is Gov. Wanda Vazquez ready?
NBC News
October 3, 2019

Looming Trump Medicare Order Sparks Fear of Program Cuts in 2021
Bloomberg Law
October 3, 2019

Trump Administration Proposes Yet Another Food Benefit Cut
October 1, 2019

70% of college students graduate with debt. How did we get here?
September 30, 2019

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