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Federal funding for child care assistance is set to increase by $5.8 billion, but how will state agencies spend new funds?
The administration’s budget proposal includes a $213 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
A recent Urban Institute analysis found that SNAP removed 8.4 million people from poverty in 2015.
Housing finance debates have lacked detailed evidence on the costs of homeownership versus renting.
Some proposed policies could improve low-income fathers’ ability to pay child support, while others would likely make it worse.
Enrollment in income-driven repayment plans has increased substantially over the past five years.
If robots can do the same jobs as humans without a paycheck or a lunch break, will workers be displaced?
Children of immigrants make up one-quarter of our future workforce, but are less likely to participate in early education programs.
The bipartisan budget agreement passed last week includes a historic funding increase for the largest federal child care assistance program.

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