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Jun 28, 2012, 15:20 ET
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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...

Aug 01, 2011, 21:09 ET
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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...

Jul 25, 2011, 20:05 ET
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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...

Jul 15, 2011, 19:01 ET
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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...

Jul 13, 2011, 13:23 ET
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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...

Jun 27, 2011, 15:14 ET
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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...

May 16, 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...

Nov 09, 2010, 11:08 ET
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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...

Sep 16, 2010, 14:08 ET
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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....

Sep 02, 2010, 13:57 ET
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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...

Sep 02, 2010, 13:44 ET
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'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...

Sep 02, 2010, 12:56 ET
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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...

Sep 02, 2010, 12:26 ET
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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...

Sep 02, 2010, 12:16 ET
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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),...

Sep 02, 2010, 11:43 ET
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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...

Sep 02, 2010, 11:39 ET
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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...

Aug 09, 2010, 11:36 ET
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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...

Jul 02, 2010, 12:16 ET
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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...

Jun 08, 2010, 10:43 ET
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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...

Apr 29, 2010, 12:00 ET
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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...