- Nov 12, 2015 | Triad City Beat New public housing community opens as mayor emphasizes anti-poverty push Olivia Golden's testimony to the house budget committee is quoted in this article on public housing and safety net programs.
- Nov 04, 2015 | Huffington Post John Kasich Pursuing Welfare Policy Republicans Hated In 2012 Elizabeth Lower-Basch quoted about a broad recognition that TANF's work rules are too restrictive.
- Nov 04, 2015 | Inside Higher Education Broad Coalition's Goals for the Higher Education Act CLASP joins with 11 other national organizations in a broad coalition calling for a set of shared principles as Congress considers reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.
- Nov 02, 2015 | Chicago Tribune State to launch public-private experiment to fund human services Elizabeth Lower-Basch discusses the risks and rewards of social impact bonds.
- Oct 20, 2015 | MomsRising A Slow-Motion Disaster in the Making Blog post by David Socolow on the importance of fully funding federal programs that meet the needs of poor, low-income people.
Oct 09, 2015
| The Independent
Welfare recipients are less likely to be drug users than average American, results show
Elizabeth Lower-Basch is quoted on the potentially harmful effects of drug-testing TANF applicants.
- Oct 05, 2015 | Washington Monthly A Bold Agenda for Tackling Child Poverty: Without urgent action, too many of America’s next generation will grow up in economic distress. In this commentary, Olivia Golden describes the extent of poverty among children and young adults, followed by a bold strategy for using public policies to address it.
- Sep 30, 2015 | Burlington County (NJ) Times The Catch-22 of our generation: The struggle to afford child care NJ Assemblyman Troy Singleton cites a CLASP report in this op-ed about his legislative proposal to establish a tax credit in New Jersey to assist working families with burdensome child care costs.
Sep 20, 2015
| C-SPAN's Washington Journal
Washington Journal Discussion of Poverty in the U.S.
Olivia Golden talked about the results of the Census Bureau’s report on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the U.S.
- Sep 15, 2015 | NPR Marketplace A more accurate measure of poverty? Elizabeth Lower-Basch is quoted on the Supplemental Poverty Measure, released by the U.S. Census Bureau this year along with the yearly report on income and poverty on September 16. The supplemental measure includes the benefits received by families.
- Sep 10, 2015 | The Hechinger Report Why Sen. Lamar Alexander is wrong about college affordability A CLASP report on unmet need of low-income students attending community colleges is cited in this article on college costs.
Sep 01, 2015
Kansas Child Advocates Alerted To Potential Cuts In Child Care Assistance
Stephanie Schmit addressed a group of Kansas child care advocates, reminding them that, while the reauthorization of CCDBG includes provisions aimed at improving quality and expanding access, it did not come with the guarantee of additional funding.
- Aug 31, 2015 | KSNT Kansas child care advocates talk about federal funding opportunities Stephanie Schmit is interviewed on this Kansas television station about strengthening child care, particularly for vulnerable families.
Aug 25, 2015
| Nonprofit Quarterly
Nonprofits Advocate for Changes to TANF as Congress Considers Reauthorization
This article detailing proposed changes to TANF cites Elizabeth Lower-Basch's testimony and also refers to CLASP as one of "two nonprofit sources of essential information on TANF—its problems, prospects, and current status in Congress."
- Aug 19, 2015 | Washington Monthly Volatile Schedules and No Safety Net: Denial of unemployment benefits is an all-too-common indignity for workers with irregular schedules. Liz Ben-Ishai published this article in Washington Monthly to describe the findings of a new report from CLASP and NELP examining the use of unemployment insurance by workers affected by volatile schedules.
- Aug 14, 2015 | The Nation The Many Ways You Can Be Screwed Out of Unemployment Benefits This article cites a joint CLASP/NELP report about the use of unemployment insurance for workers affected by volatile scheduling and includes insights from Liz Ben-Ishai.
- Aug 14, 2015 | Huffington Post Maine's Welfare Drug Tests Caught Just One Person, And That's Typical In this article, Elizabeth Lower-Basch discusses the ineffectiveness of subjecting public assistance recipients to drug testing.
Aug 06, 2015
Abercrombie Promises To End Erratic “On Call” Shifts In Stores
Liz Ben-Ishai states in this article: “We hope that [Abercrombie] taking the lead will show that companies can modify their practices to ... establish fair scheduling for their employees.”
- Jul 30, 2015 | ABC 7 WJLA Washington D.C. Why the Conversation Over Drug Testing Welfare Applicants Continues Elizabeth Lower-Basch is quoted in an article on the growing number of states that have introduced proposals requiring drug testing for welfare applicants.
- Aug 02, 2015 | Digital Journal Op-Ed: Kansas Limits ATM Withdrawals to $25 for Welfare Recipients Elizabeth Lower-Basch is quoted in an article on Kansas' recent decision to institute a $25 limit on ATM withdrawals by welfare recipients.