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

Chart of the Week — April’s 1 Million Furloughs, Layoffs Put State and Local Employment Lower Than After Great Recession

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

How the Coronavirus Is Killing the Middle Class
New Yorker
May 14, 2020

Pandemic wrecks many state budgets, could trigger deep cuts
Associated Press
May 13, 2020

A governing party and a post-policy party clash over economic aid
May 13, 2020

What options do I have if I’ve lost my health insurance?
May 13, 2020

Washington shows just why the country shouldn’t depend on it for stimulus
Washington Post
May 11, 2020

Coronavirus is exacerbating America’s hunger crisis
May 11, 2020

Congress helped private businesses. Now it’s time to help state and local governments.
Bangor Daily News
May 11, 2020

The Cities We Need
New York Times
May 11, 2020

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