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 EITC is one of the best examples of how tax policy can improve the lives of workers and their families. Current tax proposals would take us in the wrong direction, providing little benefit to low-income workers while depriving our government of needed revenue.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still law, despite many repeal attempts and ongoing sabotage by the Trump Administration. On November 1, people who buy health insurance through the individual marketplace can begin shopping for coverage for 2018.
Since 2012, DACA has provided work authorization and temporary relief from deportation to approximately 800,000 young immigrants—Dreamers—who came to the United States as children. Today, these young people are 25 years old on average and have been in the country for at least 10 years—much longer for many.
State investments in higher education struggle to keep up with the growing needs of an increasingly diverse population of students. Central to that growing diversity is the emergence of a new majority in higher education: adult students.
More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, most of the island is still without power and only about half of its residents have usable water. Access to basic services such as food and health care is limited.
Parents play the most active and significant role in their baby’s healthy development. Young children learn and grow in strong families where parents are able to successfully face the challenge of nurturing their children. During the first three years of life, experiences are shaping a child’s brain and providing the foundation for later development.