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

Chart of the Week – 1 in 3 Households With Children Could Not Afford Adequate Food, Housing, or Utilities at Least Once in 2014-2016 Period


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

Would proposed grocery, gas and property tax breaks be big enough to help Illinoisans?
Belleville News-Democrat
February 4, 2022

15 million people could lose Medicaid when pandemic ends and states aren’t sure they can help them all
February 2, 2022

Millions of low-income Americans eligible for tax refund boost this year
CBS News
February 2, 2022

COVID-19 widows struggle to get benefits as Social Security offices remain closed
The 19th
February 1, 2022

Omicron may be mild, but it's still adding to many Americans' financial stress
February 1, 2022

'A cruel joke': Families are missing the child tax credit. What future does it have?
NBC News
January 30, 2022

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