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This week at CBPP, we focused on state budgets and taxes, poverty and inequality, the economy, health, federal taxes, and food assistance.

Chart of the Week — 27 States Cut Higher Education in Fiscal Years 2020 or 2021

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

Huge Drop In Federal Aid For The Poorest Is Blamed On Closed Social Security Offices
NPR
February 19, 2021

Can federal aid help bring back laid-off state and local government workers?
Marketplace
February 19, 2021

Democrats prepare for battle in push to pass Covid relief within weeks
NBC News
February 18, 2021

Schools Need More Help to Reopen Safely
The Progressive
February 17, 2021

The Covid-19 relief bill is also an Obamacare expansion bill
Vox
February 17, 2021

What ‘Drained-Pool’ Politics Costs America
New York Times
February 16, 2021

¿Sin seguro médico en medio de la pandemia? Desde hoy tienes otra oportunidad de inscribirte en Obamacare
Univision
February 15, 2021

‘Obamacare’ sign-ups reopen as Democrats push for more aid
Associated Press
February 14, 2021

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