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Policy Basics

Economic growth is key to improving living standards and the quality of life across the United States. 

We examine how changes in the economy affect federal and state budgets, and how federal and state budget and tax proposals would affect economic growth. We also examine trends in employment and promote reforms to strengthen the unemployment insurance system, provide more adequate federal and state minimum wages, and create policies that would lead to full employment.

Roundup: Congressional Action on COVID Relief

Both the House and the Senate have passed a fiscal year 2021 budget resolution and will work in the coming weeks to pass urgently needed COVID-19 relief legislation. We’ve excerpted below CBPP’s...