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Getting to a new economy will take a combination of approaches and many partners to get involved.
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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 ...
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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.
Unless Congress acts to create a balanced package that includes budget savings and increased revenues, sequestration cuts will hit families hard.
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Momentum is building for a Presidential Youth Council. Here's a look at several efforts underway and why they just might work.
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First Focus President Bruce Lesley says that federal policymakers are simply not making children a priority.
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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 ...
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.
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
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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 ...
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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 ...
Timothy Warfield, executive director at the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP), and Mark Schmeissing, NASCSP senior policy analyst, ...
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What are child and youth advocates saying about the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act?
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.
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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Senator Reid says,  “I am not going to back off the sequestration,” Reid said. “That’s the law we passed."
Learn more about this sequestration, or trigger cuts, in this prezi below from from United Way Worldwide's Lindsay Torrico.
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Lindsey M. Burke, the Will Skillman Fellow in education at The Heritage Foundation, asserts in this commentary that providing educational control to families through ...
In this webcast series, Washington Post columnist and former speechwriter and senior advisor to President Goerge W. Bush Michael Gerson discusses poverty, ...
Coalition on Human Needs
The Coalition on Human Needs sent thisletter making points to every senator about the budget.