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28 Jun, 2012, 15:20 ET Statement of Robert Greenstein, President, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Court Decision Will Allow Health Reform To Bring Major Benefits To The Nation, Especially If States Do Their Job

Today's Supreme Court decision allows the nation to reap the very substantial benefits of the Affordable Care Act: health insurance coverage for...


01 Aug, 2011, 21:09 ET Statement of Robert Greenstein, President, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on New Debt Ceiling Agreement

The new debt ceiling agreement will achieve the essential goal of avoiding a potentially catastrophic default in the days ahead.  But to say...


25 Jul, 2011, 20:05 ET Statement of Robert Greenstein, President, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on House Speaker Boehner's New Budget Proposal

House Speaker John Boehner's new budget proposal would require deep cuts in the years immediately ahead in Social Security and Medicare benefits...


15 Jul, 2011, 19:01 ET Statement of Robert Greenstein, Executive Director of The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the "Cut, Cap, and Balance Act" That the House Will Consider on July 19

The "Cut, Cap, and Balance Act" that the House of Representatives will vote on next week stands out as one of the most ideologically extreme...


13 Jul, 2011, 13:23 ET 247 National Organizations Oppose the Balanced Budget Amendment

In a letter released today, 247 leading national organizations urged members of Congress to oppose a balanced budget amendment to the...


27 Jun, 2011, 15:14 ET White House and Congressional Leaders Urged to Reduce Deficit without Increasing Poverty

Previous Deficit Reduction Packages Protected Programs for Low-Income Americans At a critical juncture in the deficit reduction talks, the...


16 May, 2011, 10:12 ET Jared Bernstein Joins the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Economist, Author, Commentator, and Blogger to Be Senior Fellow Jared Bernstein, the former top economic adviser to Vice President Biden, joined...


09 Nov, 2010, 11:08 ET Most Maryland Corporations Already Comply With Proposed Corporate Tax Reform in Other States

Fear that Companies Would Shun State Are Unwarranted While proposals to adopt a key corporate tax reform in Maryland have drawn criticism from...


16 Sep, 2010, 14:08 ET Statement by Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on Census' 2009 Poverty and Health Insurance Data

The Census Bureau data for 2009 reflect the severity of the recent recession, as poverty rose sharply and the number of uninsured spiked....


02 Sep, 2010, 13:57 ET Minnesota Subsidized Jobs Program Will Be Scaled Back If U.S. Senate Fails to Extend TANF Emergency Fund

Local Business Owner, Employee, Speak to Importance of Program Minnesota will have to scale back a subsidized transitional jobs program that it...


02 Sep, 2010, 13:44 ET 'Hire Colorado' Jobs Program To End if U.S. Senate Fails To Extend TANF Emergency Fund

Local Business Owner, Employee, Speak to Importance of Program Hire Colorado, a new subsidized employment program that has provided jobs for...


02 Sep, 2010, 12:56 ET 26,000 Illinois Jobs to Disappear On September 30 If U.S. Senate Fails to Extend TANF Emergency Fund

Local Employee Speaks to Importance of Program As many as 26,000 workers in Illinois could lose their jobs this month if the Senate fails to...


02 Sep, 2010, 12:26 ET Ohio Counties Will Be Unable to Expand Successful Jobs Programs if U.S. Senate Fails to Extend TANF Emergency Fund

Local Business Owner, Employee, Speak to Importance of Program A new Ohio subsidized employment program, which has provided jobs for 1,500...


02 Sep, 2010, 12:16 ET South Carolina Will Be Unable to Continue Successful Jobs Program If U.S. Senate Fails to Extend TANF Emergency Fund

Local Business Owner, Employee, Speak to Importance of Program A new South Carolina subsidized employment program (known as the STEP program),...


02 Sep, 2010, 11:43 ET 12,000 Pennsylvania Jobs to Disappear on September 30 If U.S. Senate Fails to Extend TANF Emergency Fund

Local Employer, Employee, Speak to Importance of Program As many as 12,000 workers in Pennsylvania could lose their jobs this month if the...


02 Sep, 2010, 11:39 ET Connecticut Will be Unable to Expand Successful Jobs Programs If U.S. Senate Fails to Extend TANF Emergency Fund

Employee Speaks to Importance of Program A greatly expanded Connecticut subsidized employment program, which has provided jobs for over 6,000...


09 Aug, 2010, 11:36 ET State-By-State Numbers: Critical Fiscal Relief At Stake In Tuesday's House Vote

States stand to lose significant amounts of fiscal relief if the Senate-passed jobs bill that the House is due to take up next week fails to become...


02 Jul, 2010, 12:16 ET Statement by Chad Stone, Chief Economist, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the June Employment Report

The good news in today's jobs report is that the private sector continued adding jobs in June — though, as expected, the economy lost jobs...


08 Jun, 2010, 10:43 ET Claimed Benefits of Massachusetts-Style Property Tax Cap Overblown, New Study Shows

Suggestions that Massachusetts' experience under a property tax cap shows New Jersey could impose a similar cap without harming education and...


29 Apr, 2010, 12:00 ET State Income Taxes Push Many Working-Poor Families Deeper Into Poverty

Some States Considering Scaling Back Tax Credits for Low-Income Working Families Thirteen states taxed working-poor families deeper into poverty...


14 Apr, 2010, 13:29 ET Federal Income Taxes On Middle-Income Families at Historically Low Levels

The following release by Chuck Marr and Gillian Brunet was released today by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Middle-income...


02 Apr, 2010, 13:40 ET Statement by Chad Stone, Chief Economist, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the March Employment Report

Today's jobs report provides further evidence that the labor market has stabilized after experiencing its most severe jobs decline since the...


01 Feb, 2010, 16:08 ET Statement by Robert Greenstein, Executive Director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, on the President's 2011 Budget Proposal

The following statement was issued today by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: The President's budget reflects both the short-term...


28 Jan, 2010, 16:11 ET Governors' 2011 Budgets Propose New Round of Cuts

Continued Cutbacks Would Slow Recovery, Increase Hardship As states begin preparing for the third year of a fiscal crisis brought on by the...


27 Jan, 2010, 16:59 ET Statement of Nicholas Johnson, State Fiscal Project Director, on the Passage of Revenue Measures in Oregon

The following statement from Nicholas Johnson was released today by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: In approving tax increases on the...