Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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Name: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
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​A glimmer of hope for America's poorest

As America continues to struggle to regain its footing following the recession, there's a glint of hope for the country's poorest.The poverty rate for American households declined to 14.5 percent last year, down from 15 percent in the previous year, marking ... [Published CBS News - 10 hours ago]
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Sept. 17: Letters To the Editor

No rush to judgmentI agree totally with the column by Steve Buckley on NFL running back Adrian Peterson’s situation (“NFL misses its chance, sends sad message to America’s youth,” Sept. 16). However, we do have to be careful, looking ahead, of false charges ... [Published Boston Herald - 1 hour ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Media Briefing: Examining the New 2013 Census Data on Poverty, Health Insurance Coverage, and Income

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities held a conference call briefing for journalists Tuesday, September 16, at 2:00 p.m. (ET) to examine the new Census Bureau data for 2013 on poverty, health insurance coverage, and income trends that were released ... [Published Center on Budget: Comprehensive News Feed - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Challenges for Obamacare ahead of second open enrollment

While HealthCare.gov is unlikely to melt down like last year, consumers still may face some complications. "It's the second open enrollment, but the first renewal and the first tax season where the requirements of the are in place," said Judy Solomon, ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Other voices: If there's a budget mess this time, it belongs to Gov. Scott Walker

MILWAUKEE -- Wisconsin's state budget may be out of balance by nearly $1.8 billion when the new two-year cycle begins next July, and for that you can thank Gov. Scott Walker's fiscal policies.While the expected shortfall may end up being smaller -- or ... [Published TwinCities.com - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Beacon Hill needs legislative fiscal office

Continue reading belowLegislative budgetAccording to a report by the left-leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 44 states have some sort of agency devoted to analyzing the financial costs and benefits of proposed legislation. Massachusetts isn’t ... [Published Boston Globe - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

This week in the war on workers: Wage theft dwarfs robberies and burglaries

Bosses steal more than burglars like this.Wage theft takes many forms—workers being forced to work off the clock or work through breaks, not being paid overtime or minimum wage, having tips stolen by managers, being misclassified as independent contractors, ... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 13 2014]
Entities: Robbery, Workers, Burglary
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Conference call briefing

Federal Information & News Dispatch, Inc.TIME: AdvisoryEVENT: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 2 p.m., to examine the new 2013 Census data on poverty, health insurance coverage and income trend ... [Published Insurance News Net - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Liberals can’t escape responsibility

advertisementFred Lothrop (Letters, Sept. 3) has come out of the closet to identify himself as a true card-carrying liberal. These individuals are placing our country at all kinds of risks. With the help of the two Maryland senators, the representative ... [Published SoMdNews.com - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Study: Higher minimum wage, tax credits together help workers

Raising the minimum wage and expanding state Earned Income Tax Credits are two key strategies to be used together to help working families as the economy slowly recovers from the Great Recession, a new national report said.Michigan has taken steps in ... [Published Daily Tribune - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Why You Can’t Wait Until You’re Sick to Buy Insurance

Robert A. Di Ieso, Jr.Q. Let’s say an uninsured person is in a car accident, has emergency surgery, and is hospitalized, and after awaking from surgery asks to purchase insurance right away. Under the health law, would his medical costs be covered since ... [Published Time - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Median household income down despite jump in Q2 GDP

08/30/2014 Jared Bernstein, former Chief Economist for Vice President Biden and Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, joins Alex Witt to explain why the good news this week from the Commerce Department that U.S. corporations reached ... [Published MSNBC - Aug 30 2014]

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"For decades, workers have been getting squeezed," he said. "Yes, it's terrific that more people are working full time, but if we had a higher minimum wage and companies would pay more, then we'd make much more progress."
...Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), chairman of the committee, explained "the incentives for savings in the tax code are not getting to the people who need them."
For example, Skinner said, Medicare and Social Security were "enormously important for reducing what was once a high poverty rate for the elderly."
...has grown," although most Americans are still struggling, said EPI president Lawrence Mishel on a conference call to discuss the group's analysis. "Incomes fell a whole lot during this period and are now just making a slight recovery."

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Sept. 17: Letters To the Editor [Published Boston Herald - 1 hour ago]
Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; ... [Published Los Angeles Times - 6 hours ago]
American retirement policy shifts to tax incent... [Published BenefitNews.com - 7 hours ago]
Venture Capitalists and Social Safety Net Advoc... [Published IdeaStream - 7 hours ago]
U.S. poverty rate drops for first time since 2006 [Published Insurance News Net - 7 hours ago]
Media Briefing: Examining the New 2013 Census D... [Published Center on Budget: Comprehensive News Feed - 10 hours ago]
​A glimmer of hope for America's poorest [Published CBS News - 10 hours ago]
Poverty in U.S. Declines for First Time Since B... [Published Bloomberg - 13 hours ago]
What a Public Employee Really Costs [Published Governing - 15 hours ago]
Get Ready for More Obamacare Confusion [Published The New Republic Online - 17 hours ago]
CANNON & GALLAGHER: The GOP's women problem — i... [Published Washington Times - Sep 16 2014]
Study: Texas' Income Inequality Could Affect St... [Published KUTRadio - Sep 15 2014]
Economist Jeffrey Sachs Says NO to TPP and TAFT... [Published Huffington Post - Sep 15 2014]
Challenges for Obamacare ahead of second open e... [Published Austin American Statesman - Sep 15 2014]
Our View: Free school meals for all could pay h... [Published Portland Press Herald - Sep 15 2014]
Other voices: If there's a budget mess this tim... [Published TwinCities.com - Sep 15 2014]
Beacon Hill needs legislative fiscal office [Published Boston Globe - Sep 15 2014]
Food stamp error rate declined as rolls grew [Published STLtoday.com - Sep 15 2014]
Increasing Both the Earned Income Tax Credit an... [Published Firedoglake - Sep 15 2014]
Obamacare expected to face continued challenges... [Published New York Daily News - Sep 14 2014]
FUSD opts out of free lunch expansion [Published Arizona Daily Sun - Sep 14 2014]
Some schools take a pass on program to give fre... [Published WMI Central - Sep 14 2014]
This week in the war on workers: Wage theft dwa... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 13 2014]
This week in the war on workers: Wage theft dwa... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 13 2014]
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities - Co... [Published Insurance News Net - Sep 12 2014]
The Earned Income Tax Credit: Super-Powerful, b... [Published Motley Fool Discussion Boards - Sep 12 2014]
Paul Ryan Poverty Opportunity Grants Are a Step... [Published US News & World Report - Sep 12 2014]
Increasing Both the EITC and the Minimum Wage W... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 12 2014]
Liberals can’t escape responsibility [Published SoMdNews.com - Sep 12 2014]
Study: Higher minimum wage, tax credits togethe... [Published Daily Tribune - Sep 11 2014]
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Media Briefing: Examining the New 2013 Census D... [Published Center on Budget: Comprehensive News Feed - 10 hours ago]
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities held a conference call briefing for journalists Tuesday, September 16, at 2:00 p.m. (ET) to examine the new Census Bureau data for 2013 on poverty, health insurance coverage, and income trends that were released ...
Increasing Both the Earned Income Tax Credit an... [Published Firedoglake - Sep 15 2014]
From www.wisconsinbudgetproject.org . State lawmakers who want to help Wisconsin families recover from the recession should move to boost both the state’s earned income tax credit and its minimum wage. Each policy on its own helps make work pay for ...
This week in the war on workers: Wage theft dwa... [Published Daily Kos - Sep 13 2014]
Bosses steal more than burglars like this.Wage theft takes many forms—workers being forced to work off the clock or work through breaks, not being paid overtime or minimum wage, having tips stolen by managers, being misclassified as independent contractors, ...
The Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy Explained in One ... [Published Washington Free Beacon - Sep 10 2014]
The Koch brothers—taking a break from such nefarious endeavors as spending money in support of their political positions and, worse, donating to hospitals —are  going on the offensive  with a campaign to expose the vast web of dark money spun by the ...
Obama's Former Chief Economist Calls For An End... [Published Zero Hedge - Sep 08 2014]
Authored by Jared Bernstein, originally posted Op-Ed at The NY Times , There are few truisms about the world economy, but for decades, one has been the role of the United States dollar as the world’s reserve currency. It’s a core principle of American ...
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New York Social Security Disability Lawyer Adna... [Published Financial Services - Sep 02 2014]
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