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

Chart of the Week — CARES Act Boosts Jobless Benefits in 2020

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

How Tea Party Budget Battles Left the National Emergency Medical Stockpile Unprepared for Coronavirus
April 3, 2020

10 million Americans filed for unemployment in the past two weeks. We need another massive stimulus bill. Now.
Business Insider
April 2, 2020

Filing for unemployment benefits? Read this first
April 2, 2020

Needy Will Face Hurdles to Getting Coronavirus Stimulus
New York Times
April 1, 2020

Social Security recipients who don’t usually file tax returns will automatically get $1,200 payments, Treasury says in reversal
Washington Post
April 1, 2020

Extended Tax Deadlines Make Balancing State Budgets Tricky
Bloomberg Tax
April 1, 2020

Leveraging SNAP to alleviate poverty — a proven policy approach needed now
The Hill
March 29, 2020

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