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November 9, 2012
The Potential Impact of the Sequester on Selected Youth, Family, Aging and Disability Programs
Charts lay out how federal programs will be effected - to the dollar - by sequestration.
November 9, 2012
The Pending Threat of Congressional Actions to Children’s Safety Net Programs
Every Child Matters lays out the threats to children's safety net programs in the federal budget in 2013.
October 11, 2012
Video Tutorials on Affordable Care Act Basics
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's new series of animated educational video tackle five common terms of ACA implementation.
October 5, 2012
It's About Our Future, Stupid!
Questions about children simply were not asked in this debate nor has the media raised them. Fortunately, there is time for this to occur. Children may not vote, but ...
October 3, 2012
Swamped: A Frameworks Game for Communicating
A gaming tool that couples public opinion with messaging help, so you can communicate about budgets and taxes, education, early childhood development and health. Who ...
August 31, 2012
The 'Good-Jobs' Challenge
Getting to a new economy will take a combination of approaches and many partners to get involved.
August 23, 2012
On TANF Anniversary, Time for Policymakers to Work on More than Rhetoric
On the 16th anniversary of theTemporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, experts say TANF and work requirements have resurfaced a hot button issue in ...
August 21, 2012
We Can Cut the Deficit and Cut Poverty at the Same Time
Having it all: why Half in Ten says boosting minimum wage and shoring up the safety net is a job creation strategy – and what you can do about it.
August 16, 2012
Sequestration: What Does it Mean for Us?
Unless Congress acts to create a balanced package that includes budget savings and increased revenues, sequestration cuts will hit families hard.
August 6, 2012
A Finish Line in Sight for Youth Voice in Federal Policy?
Momentum is building for a Presidential Youth Council. Here's a look at several efforts underway and why they just might work.
August 3, 2012
A Likely Reprieve for Food Stamp Program
By making the federal health law’s Medicaid expansion optional for states, the U.S. Supreme Court has cast doubt on decades of established state-federal ...
August 3, 2012
Shortchanging and Failing Our Nation's Children and Our Future
First Focus President Bruce Lesley says that federal policymakers are simply not making children a priority.
July 30, 2012
Scenes from the Rally to Restore Balance & Protect America's Families
Angela Evans of the Coalition on Human Needs reflects on a rally in DC focused on protecting American's families and restoring balance in the federal budget.
July 24, 2012
Making Kids a Priority in the Federal Budget
How big a slice of the federal budget pie gets served to kids? Julee Newberger breaks down government spending for kids based on an event at Urban Institute
July 23, 2012
On the Offensive for Children in the Budget
The Forum for Youth Investment's Elizabeth Gaines takes a look at two annual children's budgets, released in the summer of 2012. The bottom line: We need to ...
July 23, 2012
Priorities for a “Faithful” Federal Budget
Food banks and soup kitchens alone won’t lift families out of hunger and poverty. We need a federal budget that supports the most vulnerable among us, according ...
July 18, 2012
The Benefits of Access: Eliminating Siloed Programs for Low-Income Americans
Timothy Warfield, executive director at the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP), and Mark Schmeissing, NASCSP senior policy analyst, ...
June 29, 2012
The Supreme Court Has Spoken - Now What?
What are child and youth advocates saying about the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act?
June 20, 2012
Court Challenge Could Result In Medicaid Cutbacks Instead Of Expansion
The future of the nation’s largest health insurance program -- Medicaid -- hangs in the balance of the Supreme Court’s decision on the 2010 health law.
June 11, 2012
Nondefense Discretionary (NDD) FAQ's
Formed to fight nondefense discretionary (NDD) cuts in the federal budget, many human needs organizations have formed an NDD Summit. To accompany a sign-on letter to ...
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