This policy brief explores state policy choices in establishing minimum hour work requirements for subsidy eligibility; requiring verification of job schedule and hours; and matching children’s child care hours precisely to parents’ work hours.
In November 2014, with broad bipartisan support, Congress reauthorized the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) for the first time since 1996. In addition to protecting the health and safety of children in care and improving the quality of care, the new law contains provisions…
The U.S. Senate passed legislation to repeal the sustainable growth rate for doctors providing Medicare services, a bill that also provides a two-year extension of the MIECHV program and other important initiatives.
A new report shines a light on the opportunities and shortcomings of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits as a support system for people who seek work after leaving their jobs to care for sick or disabled family members.
In spite of the strong evidence of the effectiveness of SNAP benefits, the U.S. House and Senate Republican leadership have outlined FY2016 budget proposals that would steeply cut the social safety net for millions of low-income children and families.