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February 21, 2020

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

On food assistance, Dottie Rosenbaum and Zoë Neuberger

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February 21, 2020

In his new budget, President Trump proposes to cut Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) by $21 billion over ten years, which would leave many families with less assistance when they fall on hard times. The cuts include a 10 percent reduction in the annual block grant funding for states and an end to the $608 million TANF Contingency Fund, which gives states additional funds at times...

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February 19, 2020

The gig economy has grown to about a quarter of all workers, but their participation in it varies widely: while 1 in 10 workers relies on gig work for their primary income, most gig workers are active just a...

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February 18, 2020

The Trump Administration has said that it wants to help communities address the nation’s serious housing affordability challenges, but the President’s 2021 budget would do the opposite, slashing housing assistance and community development aid next year by $8.6 billion, or 15.2 percent (not counting the impact of inflation).

The President last fall...

Homelessness Among Veterans Fell as Targeted Voucher Program Expanded
February 18, 2020

Here are the CBPP statements, blog posts, and papers to date on President Trump’s 2021 budget; we’ll update this list as we issue more analyses:

2021 budget book
February 18, 2020

Georgia started its legislative session facing possible cuts in key services due to a budget crisis, but lawmakers are nevertheless considering a pair of risky tax plans that would make the crisis even worse. The legislature should reject both tax packages to avoid any further harm to essential services and the families they serve.

Most states began 2020 able to adequately fund...

Georgia Among States with Weakest Revenues
February 14, 2020

This week at CBPP, we focused on the federal budget, federal taxes, and the economy.

On the federal budget, Robert Greenstein stated that President Trump’s 2021 budget would widen the country’s divisions. Paul N. Van de

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February 13, 2020

President Trump’s 2021 budget proposes about $500 billion in net Medicare spending reductions over ten years (see table), most of which would come from reducing payments to health care providers and not affect beneficiaries directly.

For the most part, the budget does not reflect the President’s efforts...

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February 13, 2020

President Trump’s 2021 budget would make it harder for millions of people with disabilities to afford such basics as food, housing, and health care by cutting tens of billions of dollars from disability programs, including Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and...

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February 12, 2020

President Trump’s 2021 budget would slice federal aid to state and local governments that provides health care, K-12 education, and more.

Large federal aid cuts would do lots of damage in states. Federal grants provide roughly 30 percent of state budgets across the country...

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