BEYOND THE NUMBERS
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This week at CBPP, we focused on food assistance, health, federal taxes, state budgets and taxes, family income support, poverty and inequality, and the economy.
- On food assistance, Zoë Neuberger detailed how the American Families Plan could substantially reduce children’s food hardship. Ed Bolen recommended that policymakers restore SNAP for people with drug-related convictions.
- On health, Sarah Lueck noted that recovery legislation should reduce marketplace deductibles and other cost sharing. Jennifer Sullivan urged states to act quickly to take advantage of new funding for home- and community-based services.
- On federal taxes, Chuck Marr illustrated the tax system’s inequities and proposals to address them.
- On state budgets and taxes, Victoria Jackson and Nicholas Johnson explained that the country’s school infrastructure needs a major investment of federal funds to advance an equitable recovery.
- On family income support, Laura Meyer stressed that recovery legislation must include funding for subsidized employment for individuals returning from jail or prison.
- On poverty and inequality, Alicia Mazzara explained that hardship among solo caregivers shows the need for rental assistance and other supports. We updated our fact sheet tracking the COVID-19 recession’s effects on food, housing, and employment hardships.
- On the economy, we updated our backgrounder on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available.
A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts this past week. Here are some of the highlights:
The Cumulative Tax Burden of Being Black in the City
May 20, 2021
Biden child tax credit is sending billions to American families. It’s a monumental task
Los Angeles Times
May 18, 2021
The incomplete promise of Medicaid expansion
May 17, 2021