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The positive potential of Opportunity Zones depends on decisions made by America’s governors.
Numerous tables have presented estimates for the impact of tax reform legislation, but these might be more engaging as graphs.
The Government Accountability Office added the 2020 census to its “High Risk List” of government-wide programs in jeopardy.
Balanced budget requirements have become a pillar of state budgeting practice. But do they work?
Significant help for low- and middle-income families with children is missing from tax reform legislation.
Using evidence to make decisions can mitigate challenges raised by a large federal bureaucracy.
Recently introduced legislation makes important steps to improve the use of evidence and data in federal agencies.
Legislation introduced yesterday seeks to expand evidence capacity building in federal agencies.
The mayor of Houston wants Texas to tap its $10 billion rainy day fund, the largest reserve fund in the country.
Eliminating the Budget Analysis Division at the Congressional Budget Office would harm fiscal policymaking.

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The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

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The Vulnerable, Vital 2020 Census

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Structural Racism in America

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