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

  • On the federal budget, Richard Kogan explained that the Senate majority plans to cut funding for the two appropriations bills that cover key human services programs.
  • On health, Judith Solomon and Matt Broaddus detailed how new claims by opponents of Medicaid expansion rest on faulty analysis.
  • On state budgets and taxes, Elizabeth McNichol stressed that state taxes on inherited wealth can be a powerful tool for building a more broadly shared prosperity.
  • On federal taxes, we concluded that the expansions to the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit in the Working Families Tax Relief Act would benefit millions of Asian American households. We also updated our fact sheets on that legislation’s benefits to Black and Latino households.
  • On the economy, we updated our backgrounder on how many weeks of unemployment compensation are available and our chart book tracking the post-Great Recession economy.

Chart of the Week – Senate Majority 2020 Funding Plan Would Cut Key Human Services Programs

Senate Majority 2020 Funding Plan Would Cut Key Human Services Programs

A variety of news outlets featured CBPP’s work and experts this week. Here are some of the highlights:

Tennessee Reveals $7.9B Plan To Shift Medicaid Into Controversial Block Grant System
Kaiser Health News
September 18, 2019

Trump is starting to undermine health coverage, but the real danger is on the horizon
Business Insider
September 18, 2019

Trump's California trip marked by pair of clashes
September 18, 2019

How to Keep Teachers From Leaving the Profession
The Atlantic
September 19, 2019

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