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July 8, 2019

Medicare beneficiaries, providers, and plans could face severe harm if the federal courts allow a district court decision striking down the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to stand. As we...

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July 8, 2019

A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments tomorrow on whether a district court decision striking down the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA) should stand...

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July 8, 2019

A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Texas v. Azar, the lawsuit in which the Trump Administration and 20 Republican attorneys general are asking the courts to invalidate the entire Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the courts ultimately adopt the Administration’s position,...

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July 1, 2019

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy is proposing two constitutional amendments that would severely restrict the state’s ability to invest in its future — much like the “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” (TABOR) in Colorado that has driven state funding crises ever since its enactment more than two decades ago, and that also has limited investments in education, infrastructure, and other key building blocks...

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June 28, 2019

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

On federal tax, Chuck Marr noted that 3 million veteran and active-duty households would benefit from the

Proposed Trump Rule Would Force 25,000 Families To Split Up Or Lose Their Rental Assistance
June 28, 2019

Pride month is a good time to highlight proposals that would help low- and modest-income lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and families make ends meet. The Working Families Tax...

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June 27, 2019

Independence Day reminds us of the freedoms we enjoy, and of those who have served or are serving our nation in uniform to preserve those freedoms. Unfortunately, many veterans struggle to move ahead, or even to stay afloat, because their jobs don’t pay enough to ensure that they can afford the basics for themselves and their families. An important proposal to support low-wage workers is the...

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June 27, 2019

With a new fiscal year set to begin in most states on July 1, state policymakers have raised revenue for public investments in schools and other areas that will lay a strong foundation for stronger long-term economic growth, and they’ve proposed additional revenue increases that need voter approval.

Many of the revenue increases, like New York’s millionaires’ tax extension or New Mexico...

Piggy Bank
June 21, 2019

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

On poverty and inequality, Aviva Aron-Dine, Matt Broaddus, Zoë Neuberger, and Arloc Sherman...
Trump Proposal to Lower Poverty Line Would Cut Eligibility or Benefits for Many Health, Nutrition, Other Basic Assistance Programs