CLASP submitted comments to CMS on Arizona's section 1115 demonstration waiver application.
“Across the programs people overestimate the share of recipients who are black,” said Elizabeth Lower-Basch, a senior analyst with the Center for Law and Social Policy. “It’s not surprising because we all know people’s images of public benefits is driven by stereotype.”
“All of these policies that we are seeing are inconsistent with the objectives of Medicaid. They don’t seem to seem to have a legal basis and, as such, our stance is that they should not be approved. And we will work very hard with our partners to make that opinion well known,” said Suzanne Wikle, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy.
Note: This article McClatchy News article appeared in dozens of media outlets across the country.
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.
Doubling discretionary funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG)—an increase of $2.9 billion in FY 2018 —would allow states to expand child care assistance to nearly 230,000 additional children. This fact sheet breaks down how many more children would recieve assistance by state if the proposal is enacted.
Madison Hardee was quoted in this article: "Las familias inmigrantes pagan miles de millones de dólares en impuestos para apoyar programas públicos, aunque usan esos recursos menos que el resto de los estadounidenses."
("Immigrant families pay billions of dollars in taxes to support public programs, although they use those resources less than the rest of Americans.")
CLASP and Community Catalyst issued this statement on the ways in which the immigration proposal described in the State of the Union address is deeply damaging to immigrants, their families, their communities, and the country.
Pronita Gupta is quoted about the challenges low-wage workers face in filing legal challenges to such workplace violations as wage theft.