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States, Localities Need Federal Aid to Restore Jobs, Avoid More Layoffs

As President Trump sends mixed signals about his support for a new economic relief bill, states and localities urgently need additional fiscal aid so they can both rehire workers they laid off or furloughed this...

Latest Data: 1 in 3 Adults Having Trouble Paying Expenses

Nearly 78 million adults – about 1 in 3 – are having trouble paying for usual household expenses, today’s Census data show. Along with other data showing that hardship has significantly worsened due to COVID-19...

New Jersey Budget Deal Advances Equity With Millionaires’ Tax and More

The budget deal between Governor Phil Murphy and lawmakers will make New Jersey more equitable by raising taxes on the wealthiest families and profitable corporations, providing targeted cash assistance, and expanding the state earned income...

Rounding Up the Risks of the ACA Repeal Lawsuit

The Trump Administration and 18 state attorneys general are supporting a lawsuit that seeks to strike down the Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the lawsuit were to succeed, more than 20 million people would lose...

In Case You Missed It...

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

Jobs Report: Improvements Slowing, Jobs Hole Remains Deep

Despite improvements since April, the labor market remains devastated by the COVID-19 recession, today’s jobs report shows.

The crisis has imposed severe, ongoing hardship on tens of millions of people, disproportionately those in Black, Latino...

ACA Suit Threatens Disruption, Loss of Protections for Tens of Millions of Medicaid, Medicare Beneficiaries

Tens of millions of Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries face direct harm from a lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — which strengthened and updated both programs, transforming Medicaid’s eligibility rules and Medicare’s payment...

In Case You Missed It...

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

  • On poverty and inequality, Joseph Llobrera, Alicia Mazzara, Catlin Nchako, Arloc Sherman, and Claire...

Without More Action, Policymakers Will Let Food Hardship Continue

The government funding package that Congress expects to pass this week includes important nutrition assistance, but policymakers don’t seem likely to agree in the near term to a comprehensive COVID-19 relief package — even with...

States Should Tax Wealth to Respond to COVID-19

Families’ access to wealth has largely determined how they’re affected by COVID-19, with wealthier and higher-paid families mostly avoiding the worst health and economic effects. This divergence reflects both racial and class inequities. As states...