New legislation in California would expand the state's Earned Income Tax Credit to immigrants, providing needed assistance--especially during the pandemic.
Uninsurance was already increasing before 2020, and the COVID-19 economic crisis has left millions more without coverage.
Each year the Census Bureau releases national data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in the United States for the previous year. The release of 2019 data provides a snapshot of where we were as a country prior to the coronavirus pandemic and before the country fell into a deep economic recession.
"There is no evidence so far that any of the programs are getting crushed by the coronavirus pandemic, and Gupta believes that’s because the programs are just one of many federal and state programs — including unemployment benefits and the federal coronavirus relief package — aimed at helping people through a crisis."
This report outlines federal tax policy principles to provide a framework for policymakers and advocates that uses an economic and racial justice perspective to assess the range of proposals they will evaluate in the next few years.
This report outlines a set of federal tax policy principles to provide a framework for policymakers and advocates that uses an economic and racial justice perspective to assess the range of proposals that they will evaluate in the next few years.
The COVID-19 crisis has magnified the threats facing immigrants with low incomes, placing stress on families already challenged by the Trump Administration’s immigration enforcement, public charge policies, and other extreme actions on communities of color and immigrants.
"Maintaining these jobs is important not only for guaranteeing students an income, but also affects their ability to access Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, according to an August 6 report from the Center for Law and Social Policy."
Statement from Olivia Golden on the inadequacy of the president's recent executive orders in meeting the urgent needs of people devastated by the public health and economic crises.