The Trump Administration's budget proposal is yet another gut-punch to low-income individuals and families. It includes devastating cuts to core benefit programs that would destabilize millions of lives and unravel our nation’s safety net.
The Trump Administration's paid parental leave proposal leaves out millions of people. It comes as we mark 25 years of the Family and Medical Leave Act, which was an important step but does not do enough to improve job quality for low-wage workers.
Maine's LIFT Act recognizes the challenges that can prevent low-income students from completing postsecondary education. By combining public benefits with targeted counseling, financial aid, and advising, the LIFT Act could improve their prospects of degree completion.
States are required by the U.S. Department of Labor to update their four-year Workforce Innovation and Opportunity (WIOA) plan every two years, with the current update due by March 15, 2018. States and advocates should ensure these revised plans do more to prioritize high-need adults.
In his final budget, Governor Brown proposed directing $27 million of California TANF dollars to a home visiting program. Congress should also invest in home visiting by reauthorizing the national MIECHV program.
By March 15, 2018, states must submit two-year updates on their Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State Plans to federal agencies. During this brief window of WIOA plan updating, CLASP urges state agencies and community advocates to emphasize important goals
Time limit policies don’t promote health; they’re just a way for states to block people from coverage. If approved by CMS, they would have a profound negative impact on Medicaid recipients and their families.