On food assistance, Steven Carlson and Brynne Keith-Jennings analyzed how SNAP (formerly food stamps) is linked with better nutritional outcomes and lower health care costs, and Keith-Jennings summarized the findings.
On the federal budget and taxes, Paul N. Van de Water argued that Congress shouldn’t suspend three health-related taxes.
On state budgets and taxes, Nick Johnson explained that states need a comprehensive response to the new federal tax law. We updated our backgrounder on state and local borrowing.
On housing, Douglas Rice contended that strengthening federal rental aid should be a 2018 budget priority.
On the economy, Robert Greenstein argued that DACA relief can’t wait until March 5, and policymakers should act now to protect these young immigrants.