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Poverty and Hardship Affect Tens of Millions of Americans
12/20/07
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

13 States Face Total Budget Shortfall of at Least $23 Billion in 2009; 11 Others Expect Budget Problems: Economy, States’ Past Fiscal Decisions Are Largely To Blame
12/18/07
Elizabeth C. McNichol and Iris Lav
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

Income Inequality Hits Record Levels, New CBO Data Show: Incomes Rose $180,000 For Top 1 Percent In 2005 But Just $400 For Middle-Income Households
12/14/07
Arloc Sherman
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Statement:
Robert Greenstein on the Congressional Budget Office’s New Long-Term Budget Forecast
12/13/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Statement:
Robert Greenstein in Response to President Bush’s Veto of the Children’s Health Insurance Bill
12/12/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

President’s Vetoes Could Cause Half a Million Low-Income Pregnant Women, Infants, and Children to be Denied Nutritional Benefits in One of Nation’s Most Effective Programs
Revised 12/10/07
Zoё Neuberger and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Concerns About the State of the Economy Are Not a Good Reason to Waive PAYGO For AMT Relief
12/6/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Curbing Medicare Advantage Overpayments Would Strengthen Medicare
12/5/07
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

New Children’s Health Legislation Would Not Allow Any Undocumented Immigrants to Enroll in SCHIP or Medicaid
12/4/07
Judith Solomon and Allison Orris
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Second Children's Health Bill Makes Significant Changes to Focus More Heavily on Poor Children: Changes Answer Criticisms of Earlier, Vetoed Bill
Revised 12/4/07
Edwin Park and Judith Solomon
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

The AMT's Growth Was Not "Unintended": How the Administration and Congressional Leaders Anticipated the AMT Problem and Knowingly Made it Worse
11/30/07
Aviva Aron-Dine and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Failure To Enact Farm Bill Would Lock In Food Stamp Benefit Cuts
11/20/07
Dorothy Rosenbaum
HTML, PDF, 9pp.

A Tale of Two Bills: The Labor-HHS-Education and Defense Appropriations Bills
Revised 11/16/07
Richard Kogan
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Labor-HHS-Education Bill – What’s At Stake: The President's Funding Levels Would Weaken Education, Medical Research, and Other Critical Needs
Revised 11/16/07
James Horney and Martha Coven
HTML, PDF, 9pp.

The President’s Misleading Attack on Congress’s Appropriations Plan: Charge of $205 Billion Spending Increase Is a Distortion
11/14/07
Richard Kogan
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

HUD Bill Avoids Deep Cuts in 2008: President’s Veto Threat Risks Loss of Housing Assistance for Low-Income Families
11/14/07
Douglas Rice, Will Fischer, Barbara Sard
HTML, PDF, 17pp.

Statement:
Robert Greenstein on President's Veto of the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill
11/13/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Ways and Means Committee Republicans’ Use of Joint Tax Committee Data is Deeply Deceptive
11/9/07
Robert Greenstein and Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Myths and Realities About Changing the Tax Treatment of Private Equity Fund Managers
11/8/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

The House Has Complied This Year With Its New "Pay-As-You-Go" Rule: But Greater Challenges Lie Ahead
11/7/07
Richard Kogan and James Horney
HTML, PDF, 18pp.

Families Helped by the Child Tax Credit Expansion Work Hard in Low-Paying Jobs
11/7/07
Sharon Parrott and Arloc Sherman
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

What Would It Say about Congress’s Priorities to Waive PAYGO for the AMT Patch?
11/7/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

House AMT "Patch" Bill is Fiscally Responsible: Also Includes Child Tax Credit and Carried Interest Provisions That Would Make the Tax Code More Fair
11/7/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

Statement by Nicholas Johnson on The Maryland Senate Budget and Taxation Committee’s Tax Bill
11/7/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

The Technology Council of Maryland’s Case Against Combined Reporting: A Rebuttal
11/5/07
Michael Mazerov
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Martinez Bill Would Weaken Children’s Health Coverage: Bill Would Lead to Cuts in SCHIP While Creating Poorly Designed Tax Credit
11/5/07
Edwin Park, Judith Solomon and Matt Broaddus
HTML PDF, 11pp.

Summary Analysis of the Senate Agriculture Committee Nutrition Title
Revised 11/2/07
Stacy Dean and Dottie Rosenbaum
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

2007 Farm Bill: Description of the House-Passed Nutrition Provisions
Revised 11/2/07
Dorothy Rosenbaum
HTML, PDF, 16pp.

Testimony:
Robert Greenstein on the Fiscal Impact of Controlling Carbon Emissions Before the House Budget Committee
11/1/07
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

Testimony: Nicholas Johnson on Maryland Tax Rate Restructuring
11/1/07
Testimony: HTML, PDF, 5pp.
Press Release: HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Which States Tax the Sale of Food for Home Consumption in 2007?
Revised 10/31/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Joint Statement on the Need for Pay-As-You-Go Discipline
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Committee for Economic Development, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and the Concord Coalition
10/30/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Improving the Refundable Child Tax Credit: An Important Step Toward Reducing Child Poverty
Revised 10/30/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Press Release: Maryland Governor’s Tax Plan Would Improve State Revenue System, But Legislature Could Make Further Improvements
10/26/07
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

State Corporate Tax Shelters and the Need for “Combined Reporting”
10/26/07
Michael Mazerov
HTML, PDF, 26pp.

Additional Options for Revenue in Maryland
10/26/07
Nicholas Johnson and Michael Mazerov
HTML, PDF, 9pp.

Options for Protecting Maryland’s Low- and Moderate-Income Families from Regressive Tax Increases
10/26/07
Nicholas Johnson and Jason A. Levitis
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

A Simple, Inexpensive Way for Maryland to Protect Certain Low-Income Workers from Tax Increases
10/26/07
Nicholas Johnson and Jason A. Levitis
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Statement:
Robert Greenstein on the New SCHIP Legislation
10/25/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel's Proposed Expansion of the EITC for Childless Workers: An Important Step to Make Work Pay
10/25/07
Aviva Aron-Dine and Arloc Sherman
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

State Corporate Tax Shelters and the Need for “Combined Reporting”
10/25/07
Michael Mazerov
HTML, PDF, 26pp.

The Labor – H.H.S. – Education Veto in Context
10/24/07
Richard Kogan
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

New Data Show Income Concentration Jumped Again In 2005: Income Share of Top 1% At Highest Level Since 1929
Revised 10/24/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Statement:
Robert Greenstein on the Lieberman-Warner Climate Change Bill
10/18/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Poor Children First — or Last? Watch What the Administration is Doing, Not What It Is Saying

10/17/07
Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Expanding Children’s Health Insurance and Raising Federal Tobacco Taxes Helps Low-Income Families
10/16/07
Issued Jointly with Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

How Robust is the Current Economic Expansion?
Revised 10/16/07
Aviva Aron-Dine, Chad Stone, and Richard Kogan
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Targeted Property Tax Reform: Designing a Circuit Breaker for Florida
10/12/07
Sarah Farkas and Iris Lav
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 6pp.
Press Release: HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Senate Republican Leadership to Seek Reconsideration of SCHIP Plan That Would Fail To Make Progress In Covering Uninsured Children
10/10/07
Edwin Park and Matthew Broaddus
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

An Unlimited Estate Tax Exemption For Farmland Unnecessary, Open to Abuse, and Likely to Hurt, Rather Than Help, Family Farmers
10/1/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Housing Vouchers Could Be At Risk In 2008: Distribution Formula and Funding Level Are Key Issues
9/28/07
Douglas Rice, Barbara Sard, and Martha Coven
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 14pp.
Methodological Appendix : PDF

"Crowd-Out" Is Not the Same As Voluntarily Dropping Private Health Insurance for Public Program Coverage
9/27/07
Leighton Ku
HTML PDF, 2pp.

Charge That Bipartisan SCHIP Compromise Bill Aids Undocumented Immigrants Is False
9/25/07
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

CBO Estimates Show SCHIP Agreement Would Provide Health Insurance to 3.8 Million Uninsured Children
9/25/07
Edwin Park
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

President’s Attack on Congressional Appropriations Plan is Misleading: His Defense Budget is Driving Higher Spending, Not Congress’ Modest Domestic Increases
9/24/07
HTML, PDF, 9pp.

Statement:
Robert Greenstein on the New Congressional SCHIP Agreement
9/21/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Higher Taxes on Carried Interest Would Be Borne By Investment Fund Managers: Pension Funds, Minority-Owned Businesses, and Low-Income Housing Development Would Be Largely Or Entirely Unaffected
9/19/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

Collateral Damage: Children Can Lose Coverage When Their Parents Lose Health Insurance
9/17/07
Leighton Ku
HTML PDF, 2pp.

The Internet Tax Freedom Act and the "Digital Divide"
9/11/07
Michael Mazerov
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

CBO Analysis Shows Economic Benefits of Fiscal Sustainability Are Large and Nearly the Same Whether Taxes Are Raised or Spending Is Cut
9/10/07
Chad Stone
HTML PDF, 5pp.

Number and Percentage of Americans Who Are Uninsured Climbs Again: Poverty Edges Down but Remains Higher, and Median Income for Working-Age Households Remains Lower, than When Recession Hit Bottom in 2001
Revised 8/31/07
HTML PDF, 5pp.

Statement: CBPP Statement on Census' 2006 Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Data
Revised 8/31/07
HTML PDF, 1pp.

More Americans, Including More Children, Now Lack Health Insurance
Revised 8/31/07
HTML PDF, 6pp.

State Taxes on Inherited Wealth Remain Common: 23 States Levy an Estate or Inheritance Tax
Elizabeth C. McNichol
Revised 8/30/07
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Statement: James Horney, Director of Federal Fiscal Policy, on CBO’s Budget and Economic Projections
8/23/07
HTML PDF, 1pp.

Congressional Budget Office Sees No Significant Improvement in Budget Outlook
8/23/07
James Horney
HTML PDF, 3pp.

Historical Averages Not A Meaningful Benchmark For Future Revenues
8/22/07
Matt Fiedler and Richard Kogan
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Statement by Nicholas Johnson, Director of the State Fiscal Project, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities on the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Survey of Fiscal Conditions
8/9/07
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Introduction to the Federal Budget Process
By Martha Coven and Richard Kogan
Revised 8/9/07
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

House Health Legislation Would Curb Medicare Overpayments to Private Plans, While Aiding Medicare Beneficiaries Overall
Revised 8/8/07
Edwin Park
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Addressing Longstanding Gaps In Unemployment Insurance Coverage
revised 8/7/07
Chad Stone, Robert Greenstein, and Martha Coven
HTML, PDF, 9pp.

CBO Estimates Show Large Gains In Children's Health Coverage Under Senate SCHIP Bill
revised 8/7/07
Edwin Park
HTML PDF, 3pp.

Lott-McConnell SCHIP Proposal Would Fail To Make Progress In Covering Uninsured Children: Proposal also Includes Risky Provisions that Preempt State Health Insurance Laws
8/1/07
Edwin Park and Matt Broaddus
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

New Charges About How House Children’s Health Bill Affects Undocumented Immigrants Are False
8/1/07
Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

CBO Estimates Show House Bill Would Provide Health Insurance to 5 Million Uninsured Children
Revised 8/1/07
Edwin Park
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

An Analysis of the "Carried Interest" Controversy
Revised 8/1/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 15pp.

Administration’s Proposed Tax Deduction For Health Insurance Seriously Flawed
7/31/07
Edwin Park
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Would Tax Incentives Be An Effective Way To Expand Health Coverage For Low-Income Children And Families?
7/31/07
Judith Solomon
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Barton-Deal SCHIP Bill Would Not Provide States Sufficient Funding Even To Maintain Current Caseloads: Bill Would Cause Significant Increase In Number Of Uninsured Children
7/31/07
Edwin Park and Matthew Broaddus
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Private Plans Continue to Use Misleading Arguments to Oppose Reforms of Medicare Overpayments
7/31/07
Edwin Park
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

State Expenditure Growth Slowing
7/31/07
Elizabeth C. McNichol, Nicholas Johnson and Sarah Farkas
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

House SCHIP Legislation Would Repeal Dubious “45-Percent Threshold” Provision
7/30/07
Robert Greenstein and James Horney
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Renewing The “Internet Tax Freedom Act” Could Have An Especially Adverse Impact On Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio And Texas
7/26/07
Michael Mazerov
HTML, PDF, 4 pp.

Bipartisan Legislation Would Build On Housing Voucher Program's Success: But Worthwhile Reform Bill Holds Risks From Expanded Deregulation Authority
Revised 7/26/07
Barbara Sard and Will Fischer
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 10pp.
Comparison with Current Law : PDF, 20pp.

Testimony of Robert Greenstein Before the House Budget Committee on on Pay-As-You-Go
7/25/07
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

2007 Farm Bill: Description of the House Agriculture Committee Nutrition Provisions
7/24/07
Dorothy Rosenbaum
HTML, PDF, 17pp.

Congress to Consider Repeal of Medicare Demonstration Project Designed To Promote Privatization, Rather Than Yield Valid Results: Project Also Would Drive Up Premiums for Traditional Medicare
7/23/07
Edwin Park and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Using TANF or MOE Funds To Provide Supplemental Assistance To Low-Income Working Families
Revised 7/23/07
Liz Schott
HTML PDF, 26pp.

The Administration’s Dubious Claims about the Emerging Children’s Health Insurance Legislation: Myth and Reality
Revised 7/20/07
Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Informing the Debate about Curbing Medicare Advantage Overpayments
7/19/07
Edwin Park
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

The 2008 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill: Is the Threatened Veto Justified?
7/18/07
Richard Kogan
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Hawaii's Income Tax on the Working Poor: A Post-Session Update
7/18/07
Jason Levitis
HTML, PDF, 9pp.

Designing Solely State-Funded Programs Implementation Guide For One “Win-Win” Solution For Families And States
Revised 7/16/07
Liz Schott and Sharon Parrott
HTML PDF, 26pp.

Smaller Deficit Estimate No Surprise: New OMB Estimates Do Not Support Claims About Tax Cuts
7/11/07
James Horney
HTML PDF, 7pp.

Statement: James Horney, Director of Federal Fiscal Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on OMB’s Mid-Session Review
7/11/07
HTML PDF, 1pp.

Making the “Internet Tax Freedom Act” Permanent Could Lead to a Substantial Revenue Loss For States and Localities
7/11/07
Michael Mazerov
HTML, PDF, 24 pp.

The Effects of the Capital Gains and Dividend Tax Cuts On the Economy and Revenues
7/10/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 16pp.

Medicaid Documentation Requirement Disproportionately Harms Non-Hispanics, New State Data Show: Rule Mostly Hurts U.S. Citizen Children, Not Undocumented Immigrants
7/10/07
Donna Cohen Ross
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Changes in Federal TANF Rules Could Help States Meet Welfare Reform Goals: Measures that Increase State Flexibility but Require Accountability Could Improve Welfare-to-Work Efforts
6/29/07
Sharon Parrott
HTML PDF, 22pp.

How Robust is the Current Economic Expansion?
Revised 6/28/07
Aviva Aron-Dine, Chad Stone, and Richard Kogan
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

The Fight Over Appropriations: Myths and Reality - Most of the Growth Would Go for Military and Homeland Security; Increases Planned for Domestic Appropriations Are Small
6/21/07
Richard Kogan
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

The False "Public Versus Private" Choice For Children’s Health Coverage
6/21/07
Judith Solomon
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

The Problems with Property Tax Revenue Caps
6/21/07
Karen Lyons, and Iris J. Lav
HTML, PDF, 19pp.

New Research Shows Simplifying Medicaid Can Reduce Children's Hospitalizations
6/11/07
Leighton Ku
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Analysis of Sessions Amendment to Deny the EITC to People Working Here Legally As A Result of the Senate Immigration Bill (Amendment # 1234)
Revised 6/7/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Analysis of Sessions Amendment to Deny the EITC to Many Legal Permanent Residents (Amendment # 1235)
6/6/07
Aviva Aron-Dine and Sharon Parrott
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

CBO Estimate Shows the Senate Immigration Bill's Budget Impact Is Very Modest
Revised 6/6/07
James Horney
HTML PDF, 4pp.

Can Incentives For Healthy Behavior Improve Health And Hold Down Medicaid Costs?
6/1/07
Pat Redmond, Judith Solomon, and Mark Lin
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

A Significant Number Of Students in Every State Are Shut Out Of Federal Higher Education Tax Credits
6/1/07
Aviva Aron-Dine and Arloc Sherman
HTML PDF, 4pp.

Ensign Amendment Would Undercut Immigration Bill Goals by Imposing Unaffordable Tax Burdens on Many Immigrants
6/1/07
Aviva Aron-Dine and John Wancheck
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Congress Should Increase HUD’s Budget to Prevent Families from Losing Assistance and Address Growing Needs
5/29/07
Douglas Rice and Barbara Sard
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 15pp.
Appendix: PDF 7pp.

The Congressional Budget Plan: A Brief Analysis of the Conference Agreement
Revised 5/29/07
James Horney, Richard Kogan, and Matt Fiedler
HTML PDF, 5pp.

Statement: Claim That Congressional Budget Calls for "Largest Tax Increase in History" Is Inaccurate
5/16/07
Robert Greenstein
HTML PDF, 1pp.

Discretionary Funding Under the New Congressional Budget Plan - a Big Increase or a Modest Offset To Recent Cuts?
5/16/07
Richard Kogan
HTML PDF, 4pp.

Comparing Public and Private Health Insurance for Children
5/11/07
Leighton Ku
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Making Higher Education Tax Credits More Available To Low- And Moderate-Income Students: How and Why
5/10/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML PDF, 10pp.

Curbing Medicare Overpayments To Private Insurers Could Benefit Minorities And Help Expand Children’s Health Coverage
5/10/07
Edwin Park and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Statement by Robert Greenstein on CBO Report on SCHIP
5/10/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Press Release: Governor's Property-Tax Cap The Wrong Solution For Connecticut, Analyst Advises
5/4/07
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Testimony:
Judith Solomon before the PA House Insurance Committee on House Bill 700, the Pennsylvania Health Care Reform Act
5/3/07
Judith Solomon
HTML, PDF, 5pp.
Press Release: HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Illinois' Proposed Gross Receipts Tax: A Modified GRT Could Be Paired With Other Tax Changes
5/3/07
Elizabeth C. McNichol and Iris J. Lav
HTML, PDF, 11pp.

Alternative Approaches to AMT Reform: Criteria For Evaluation and Preliminary Assessments
Revised 4/30/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML PDF, 9pp.

The Food Stamp Program's Critical Role In Helping Children
4/26/07
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

What the 2007 Trustees' Report Shows about Social Security
4/24/07
Chad Stone and Robert Greenstein
PDF, 6pp.

A Brief Analysis of the Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Report
4/23/07
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Statement: Robert Greenstein On The New Report from the Medicare Trustees
4/23/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

How Strong Are State Budgets?
4/20/07
Nicholas Johnson and Elizabeth McNichol
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Private Plan Overpayments Weaken Medicare’s Financing and Hasten the Program’s Insolvency
4/20/07
Edwin Park and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Forthcoming Medicare Trustees' Report May Contain Dubious "Medicare Funding Warning"
4/20/07
Robert Greenstein and James Horney
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Reducing Disparities in Health Coverage for Legal Immigrant Children and Pregnant Women
4/20/07
Leighton Ku
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Facts about African Americans in the Food Stamp Program
4/19/07
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Facts about Latinos in the Food Stamp Program
4/19/07
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Greenstein Op-Ed: Are Americans Overtaxed?
4/17/07
Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Rainy Day Funds: Opportunities for Reform
4/16/07
Elizabeth McNichol and Brian Filipowich
HTML, PDF, 15pp.

CBO Provides New Evidence That the 2001 and 2003 Tax Cuts Have Only Modest Economic Effects and Do Not Pay For Themselves
4/13/07
Chad Stone
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Federal Tax Burdens in Historical Perspective
4/10/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Where Do Our Tax Dollars Go?
4/10/07
Matt Fiedler
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Census Revises Estimates of the Number of Uninsured People
4/5/07
Leighton Ku
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Growing Number of States Considering A Key Corporate Tax Reform
4/5/07
Michael Mazerov
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 9pp.
Press Release: HTML, PDF, 2pp.

President's "Affordable Choices" Initiative Provides Little Support for State Efforts to Expand Health Coverage
4/3/07
Judith Solomon
HTML, PDF, 9pp.

Low-Income and Minority Beneficiaries Do Not Rely Disproportionately on Medicare Advantage Plans: Industry Campaign to Protect Billions in Overpayments Rests on Distortions
4/3/07
Edwin Park and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 11pp.

Ryan Budget Plan Would Increase Deficits, Exacerbate Inequality
3/29/07
Richard Kogan
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

New Study Finds "Dramatic" Reduction Since 1960 In The Progressivity Of The Federal Tax System: Largest Reductions in Progressivity Occurred in 1980s and Since 2000
3/29/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Share of National Income Going To Wages And Salaries At Record Low In 2006: Share of Income Going to Corporate Profits at Record High
Aviva Aron-Dine and Isaac Shapiro
Revised 3/29/07
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Tax Foundation Figures Do Not Represent Typical Households’ Tax Burdens: Figures May Mislead Policymakers, Journalists, and the Public
Revised 3/29/07
Robert Greenstein and Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 11pp.

The Alternative Minimum Tax, The President’s Budget, and the Congressional Budget Resolutions
3/28/07
Aviva Aron-Dine and Richard Kogan
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

State Earned Income Tax Credits and the "Overpayments" Issue
3/28/07
Nicholas Johnson, John Wancheck and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Claim That House Budget Calls for "Largest Tax Increase in History" Is Inaccurate
3/28/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

The Impact of State Income Taxes on Low-Income Families in 2006
Jason A. Levitis
3/27/07
National Press Release: HTML, PDF
Full Report: HTML, PDF
State Fact Sheets
Georgia Press Release: HTML, PDF
Hawaii Press Release: HTML, PDF

Tax Foundation Estimates of State and Local Tax Burdens Are Not Reliable
3/27/07
Nicholas Johnson, Iris J. Lav, and Joseph Llobrera
HTML, PDF, 13pp.

The House Budget Committee’s Budget Plan: A Brief Analysis
3/22/07
James Horney and Richard Kogan
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Key Argument Against Applying Pay-As-You-Go To Tax Cuts Does Not Withstand Scrutiny
3/22/07
James Horney and Richard Kogan
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Joint Statement on the Need for Pay-As-You-Go Discipline
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Committee for Economic Development, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and the Concord Coalition
3/21/07
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

The 2001 and 2003 Tax Cuts and Small Business
3/21/07
Aviva Aron-Dine and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

The Property Tax Circuit Breaker: An Introduction and Survey of Current Programs
3/21/07
Karen Lyons, Sarah Farkas, and Nicholas Johnson
HTML, PDF, 18pp.

Lower Taxes and Economic Growth: Response to a Flawed Analysis
3/20/07
Iris Lav and Kim S. Reuben
HTML, PDF, 9pp.

A Frigid Forecast for the Sunshine State: Proposed Revenue Cap as Damaging as Colorado’s TABOR
3/20/07
Karen Lyons and Iris Lav
HTML, PDF, 11pp.

Economic Effects of the Pay-As-You-Go Rule
3/19/07
Aviva Aron-Dine and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

Have the 2001 and 2003 Tax Cuts Made The Tax Code More Progressive?
3/19/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

The Senate Budget Committee's Budget Plan: A Brief Analysis
3/16/07
James Horney
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Statement:
Jim Horney and Robert Greenstein Comment On the Senate Budget Committee Plan
3/14/07
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Fact Sheet: Congress Has a Number Of Options To Pay For Extending Health Coverage To More Low-Income Children
3/14/07
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Clearing Up Confusion on the Costs of Covering Uninsured Children Eligible For Medicaid or SCHIP
3/13/07
Edwin Park, Robert Greenstein, and Matthew Broaddus
HTML, PDF, 9pp.

New Medicaid Citizenship Documentation Requirement Is Taking A Toll: States Report Enrollment Is Down and Administrative Costs Are Up
Revised 3/13/07
Donna Cohen Ross
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 9pp.
Press Release: HTML, PDF, 2pp.

How Should Policymakers Treat The Budget For Non-Defense "Discretionary" Programs?
3/13/07
Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan and Matt Fiedler
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

CBO Estimates President's SCHIP Proposal Would Lead to Large Enrollment Declines and Funding Shortfalls
3/13/07
Edwin Park and Matthew Broaddus
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

SCHIP Reauthorization: President’s Budget Would Provide Less than Half the Funds that States Need to Maintain SCHIP Enrollment
Revised 3/13/07
Edwin Park and Matthew Broaddus
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Administration Proposal Would Cut Over 300,000 People Off Food Stamps
Revised 3/13/07
Stacy Dean and Dorothy Rosenbaum
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Do Budget Data Show That the Food Stamp Program Has Been Treated More Favorably Than Farm Programs In Recent Years?
Dorothy Rosenbaum and Robert Greenstein
3/12/07
Full Report: HTML PDF, 6pp.
Fact Sheet: HTML PDF, 2pp.

Testimony: Barbara Sard Before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity
3/9/07
Barbara Sard
HTML, PDF, 17pp.

A TABOR at Heart: South Carolina's H. 3295 Spending Cap Proposal
Karen Lyons
3/9/07
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Families' Food Stamp Benefits Purchase Less Food Each Year
Dorothy Rosenbaum
Revised 3/9/07
HTML, PDF, 8pp.
Fact Sheet: HTML PDF, 3pp.

Options Exist For Offsetting the Cost of Extending Health Coverage to More Low-Income Children
Edwin Park and Robert Greenstein
3/8/07
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Georgia's Increased TANF Work Participation Rate Is Driven By Sharp Caseload Decline: Available Data Raise Questions About Whether Georgia Should Be Labeled As A Model For The Nation
Liz Schott
3/6/07
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Statement: Robert Greenstein on CBO's Preliminary Analysis of the President's 2008 Budget Request
3/2/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

The New TANF Requirements and Individuals With Disabilities: State Comments to the TANF Regulations Illustrate Problems Posed By Inflexible Federal Requirements
Sharon Parrott
3/1/07
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Improving Children's Health: A Chartbook about the Roles of Medicaid and SCHIP
2007 Edition
HTML, PDF, 49pp.

Cost-Sharing and Premiums in Medicaid: What Rules Apply?
2/28/07
Judith Solomon
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

Testimony: Jason Levitis on the EITC, Before the Maryland House of Delegates Finance Committee
Revised 2/28/07
Jason Levitis
PDF, 6pp.

“Small Business” Tax Package in Senate Minimum Wage Bill Poses Fiscal Risks
2/27/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

CBO Estimates That States Will Face Federal SCHIP Shortfalls of $13.4 Billion over Next Five Years
2/26/07
Edwin Park
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Fourteen States Face SCHIP Shortfalls This Year Totaling Over $700 Million
Edwin Park and Matthew Broaddus
Revised 2/22/07
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Freezing SCHIP Funding in Coming Years Would Reverse Recent Gains in Children's Health Coverage
Matt Broaddus and Edwin Park
Revised 2/22/07
HTML, PDF, 13pp.
State-by-State Data

President's Budget Would Cut Deeply Into Important Public Services and Adversely Affect States
2/21/07
Arloc Sherman, Sharon Parrott and Danilo Trisin
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 21pp.
State Tables: PDF

Why the Cost of AMT Relief Should Be Included in Estimates of the Cost of Extending the President’s Tax Cuts
Revised 2/20/07
Aviva Aron-Dine and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

The Administration Again Proposes to Shift Federal Medicaid Costs to States
2/14/07
Leighton Ku, Andy Schneider, and Judy Solomon
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

A State EITC Is A Cost-Effective Way To Ease Hawaii’s High Income Tax Burden On The Poor
2/14/07
Jason Levitis
Full Report: HTML, PDF, 8pp.
Press Release: HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Myths and Realities About the Alternative Minimum Tax
2/14/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Testimony: Robert Greenstein on Domestic Discretionary Funding Trends Prepared for the House Appropriations Committee
2/14/07
Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 12pp.

State Corporate Tax Disclosure: The Next Step in Corporate Tax Reform
2/13/07
Michael Mazerov
HTML, PDF, 69pp.

Implementing the TANF Changes in the Deficit Reduction Act: "Win-Win" Solutions for Families and States
CBPP and Center for Law and Social Policy
2/9/07
Executive Summary: HTML
Full Report: PDF, 124pp.

President’s Budget Calls for Deep Cuts in a Wide Range of Domestic Programs: Cuts Start in 2008 and Grow Deeper Over Time
2/8/07
Sharon Parrott and Matt Fiedler
HTML, PDF, 8pp.

Loss of SSI Aid Is Impoverishing Thousands of Refugees: Congress Could Prevent Further Hardship
2/8/07
Zoë Neuberger
HTML, PDF, 13pp.

President’s Budget Would Cut Food For 440,000 Low-Income Seniors
Revised 2/8/07
Dorothy Rosenbaum
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

How Much Would a State Earned Income Tax Credit Cost In 2008?
2/7/07
Sloane Kuney and Jason Levitis
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Federal Grants to States and Localities Cut Deeply In Fiscal Year 2008 Federal Budget
2/6/07
Iris J. Lav
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Despite the Rhetoric, Budget Would Make Nation’s Fiscal Problems Worse and Further Widen Inequality
Revised 2/6/07
Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

The Skewed Benefits of the Tax Cuts, 2008-2017: With the Tax Cuts Extended, Top 1 Percent of Households Will Receive More Than $1 Trillion in Tax Benefits Over the Next Decade
Revised 2/6/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 10pp.

Maine Could Tax More Services Under Its Sales Tax
2/1/07
Iris J. Lav and Sarah Farkas
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Two High Income Tax Cuts Not Yet Fully in Effect Will Cost Billions Over the Next Five Years: Freezing the Tax Cuts at 2007 Levels Would Yield Significant Savings
2/1/07
Aviva Aron-Dine and Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

The Effects of the Federal Budget Squeeze On Low-Income Housing Assistance
2/1/07
Douglas Rice and Barbara Sard
HTML, PDF, 44pp.

Cuts in Federal Housing Assistance Are Undermining Community Plans to End Homelessness
2/1/07
Douglas Rice and Barbara Sard
HTML, PDF, 23pp.

Revenue Losses from Repeal of the Alternative Minimum Tax Are Staggering
Revised 2/1/07
Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Testimony: Robert Greenstein Before the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, U.S. Senate
1/31/07
Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 18pp.

Testimony: Robert Greenstein on Long-Term Budget Projections Before Senate Budget Committee
1/30/07
Robert Greenstein
HTML, PDF, 11pp.

The Long-Term Fiscal Outlook Is Bleak: Restoring Fiscal Sustainability Will Require Major Changes to Programs, Revenues, and the Nation’s Health Care System
1/29/07
Richard Kogan, Matt Fiedler, Aviva Aron-Dine, and James Horney
Press Release: HTM, PDF, 2pp.
Summary: HTM, PDF, 4pp.
Full Report: PDF, 21pp.
Methodology: PDF, 27pp.

There Is No General "Entitlement Crisis": In Coming Decades, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security Will Grow Rapidly, But Other Entitlements Will Shrink As a Share of the Economy
1/29/07
Richard Kogan and Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

Health Insurance “Connectors” Should Be Designed to Supplement Public Coverage, Not Replace It
1/29/07
Judith Solomon
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Improving State Fiscal Policies in the 2007 Legislative Sessions
Revised 1/26/07
Nicholas Johnson
HTML, PDF, 4pp.

New CBO Report Shows Only Modest Fiscal Improvement: Deficits Projected at $2.9 - $3.4 Trillion Over Ten Years If Policies Do Not Change
1/24/07
Robert Greenstein, Jim Horney, and Richard Kogan
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

If You’re Going to Do Social Policy Through the Tax Code, Do it Right
1/24/07
Jason Furman
HTML, PDF, 3pp.

Statement: Greenstein on Budget and Health Care Tax Issues in the State of the Union
Revised 1/24/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

New CBO Data Show Income Inequality Continues To Widen: After-Tax-Income for Top 1 Percent Rose by $146,000 in 2004
1/23/07
Arloc Sherman and Aviva Aron-Dine
HTML, PDF, 5pp.

The New Pay-As-You-Go Rule in The House of Representatives
1/12/07
Richard Kogan
HTML, PDF, 7pp.

Fact Sheet: Expanded Presidential Power under Senate “Line-Item Veto” Unlikely To Improve Fiscal Discipline
1/10/07
HTML, PDF, 2pp.

Research Findings Cast Doubt on Argument That Estate Taxes Harm State Economies
1/9/07
Elizabeth McNichol
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

Press Release: Maine Should Build on Its Strengths in Addressing Fiscal and Economic Challenges, Expert Advises
1/8/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

Statement: James Horney, Director of Federal Fiscal Policy, on Reinstatement of the Pay-As-You-Go Rule

1/5/07
HTML, PDF, 1pp.

A $7.25 Minimum Wage Would Be a Useful Step In Helping Working Families Escape Poverty
1/5/07
Jason Furman and Sharon Parrott
HTML, PDF, 6pp.

State Revenue Losses from The Federal "Domestic Production Deduction" Will Double In 2007: States Could Save Billions by Disallowing This Deduction
1/2/07
Nicholas Johnson
HTML, PDF, 11pp.

Resuming the Path to Health Coverage for Children and Parents: A 50 State Update on Eligibility Rules, Enrollment and Renewal Procedures, and Cost-Sharing Practices in Medicaid and SCHIP in 2006
1/2/07
Donna Cohen Ross, Laura Cox, and Caryn Marks
PDF, 75pp.