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

Chart of the Week — 1 in 3 Adults Had Trouble Paying for Usual Household Expenses in Last 7 Days

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

The Trump administration is pushing for airline aid in a piecemeal stimulus approach that could leave out federal unemployment benefits for millions of Americans
Business Insider
October 8, 2020

U.S. economy ‘in a pretty concerning state’ as California jobless numbers remain unclear
San Francisco Chronicle
October 8, 2020

Data: 257,000 Mainers Having Trouble Paying Household Expenses
Maine Public Radio
October 8, 2020

Democrats sense momentum for expanding child tax credit
The Hill
October 7, 2020

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