BEYOND THE NUMBERS
In Case You Missed It . . .
This week at CBPP, we focused on state taxes, federal taxes, health, housing, food assistance, and the economy.
- On state taxes, Whitney Tucker pointed out several states that are making equity-focused tax choices. Wesley Tharpe highlighted our top state tax charts.
- On federal taxes, Chuck Marr, Samantha Jacoby, George Fenton, and Sam Washington detailed how President Biden’s proposals would reduce the large tax advantages for those at the top and address the tax gap.
- On health, Tara Straw, Jesse Cross-Call, Gideon Lukens, and Matt Broaddus explained why recovery legislation should build on the Affordable Care Act’s improvements in coverage for adults over 55. Straw noted that the American Rescue Plan’s premium tax credit improvements will help now and at the next tax filing.
- On housing, Will Fischer, Sonya Acosta, and Erik Gartland showed that more housing vouchers are the most important step to help more people afford stable homes. Alicia Mazzara explained that expanding housing vouchers would cut poverty and reduce racial disparities.
- On food assistance, we updated our fact sheet on states using their temporary flexibility in SNAP to respond to COVID-19 challenges.
- On the economy, we updated our backgrounder on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available.
Chart of the Week — Majority of Low-Income Renters With Severe Cost Burdens Are People of Color
A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts this past week. Here are some of the highlights:
Why You (Probably) Won’t Get Audited by the IRS This Year
May 12, 2021
Struggling Renters Need More Federal Aid
May 12, 2021
CBPP Joins Others In Backing Ways To Close Medicaid Expansion Gap
Inside Health Policy
May 11, 2021
Democrats press forward on paid medical leave, but there are plenty of obstacles
May 10, 2021