Improving State Budget Policies
States’ choices about investing in schools, health care, child care, and other services can either help create opportunity and prosperity for people or hold them back. This short video explains how the State Priorities Partnership, a national network of 41 independent state policy organizations, works to:
- strengthen policies that affect low- and moderate-income families, such as health care, economic security, education, and child care;
- make state tax systems fairer and more effective in raising needed resources; and
- help other nonprofits and the general public participate in debates about budget priorities.
Launched in 1993 in 12 states, the network — which local and national foundations support — has grown steadily; its 41 states include four-fifths of the U.S. population. CBPP coordinates the network.