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Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Funding for K-12 schools in the U.S. has increased in recent years, however, in 24 states, it still remains below levels before the “Great Recession,” a report says. […] Read More

The tax policies of state and local governments can move the U.S. toward racial equality, undoing the racial wealth gap that has hindered generations of people of color from improving their economic status, a report says. […] Read More

Despite claims that federal anti-poverty programs have failed, social safety nets have been effective in reducing U.S. poverty over the past 50 years, a new report says. […] Read More

Many low-wage workers already clock significant hours in jobs with limited security. Increasing work requirements for SNAP and Medicaid will likely create a burden for them, a report says. […] Read More

A majority of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants are employed while receiving assistance but in positions with unstable hours resulting in income volatility, according a Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) report released on March 13. The CBPP – a nonpartisan research and policy institute focused on poverty and inequality – reviewed U.S. […] Read More