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Medicaid - The latest casualty to Governor Parnell's double standard approach to governing

...percent instead of 100 percent would be $149 million up to the year 2022 according to the non-partisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. This additional is just 3.4 percent more than what Alaska would have spent on Medicaid in the absence...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-03-12/medicaid-latest-casualty-governor-par
Opinion
Minimum wage increase muddled by politics

...Fortunately the Senate rejected this legislation. But how would have Alaskans fared under the proposals? The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimates that as many as 19 Alaskans could benefit under the estate tax break for the wealthy. Contrasting...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081306/opi_20060813009.shtml
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States must fix soaring budget deficits rather than rely on Uncle Sam

...acceptable option. There is little doubt that most states' finances are a mess. A survey conducted by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities indicates that 44 states and the District of Columbia are likely to start their 2012 fiscal years with...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021811/opi_787191027.shtml
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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...work, we would be doing much better ... in terms of child well-being," says Wendell Primus of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Compounding the problem, some states (such as Wisconsin) are raising eyebrows on Capitol Hill by applying...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082900/Ope_parties.shtml
A trillion here, a trillion there

...cost and the share it generates of increased federal debt service costs, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. It's hardly necessary to say this after what's happened in the past year, but this week's CBO...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012402/opE_edboard.shtml
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Congress' shameful treatment of the long-term unemployed

...unemployed, 43 percent _ 5.7 million _ have been out of work for at least 27 weeks. The non-partisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says the previous high for the long-term unemployed over the last 60 years was 26 percent in 1983. Yet...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-12-15/congress-shameful-treatment-long-term
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Restore social safety net

...low-income single mothers "disconnected," with no access to benefits and no job. According to the think tank Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, federal aid to poor families supported 84 percent of eligible households in 1995, but ten years later...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061710/opi_655248629.shtml
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Time for prosperity dividend

...recession. Additionally, the Bush tax cuts leave many people behind. According to researchers at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the 50 million families with incomes below $26,000 would see their after-tax incomes rise only trivially...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031901/Ope_MyTurn.html
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Parties set on giving states a leg up -- but not a crutch

...work, we would be doing much better ... in terms of child well-being," says Wendell Primus of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Compounding the problem, some states (such as Wisconsin) are raising eyebrows on Capitol Hill by applying...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082900/Ope_parties.html
Opinion
Congress' fuzzy math

The following editorial appeared in today's Los Angeles Times: In the past few years, Congress has funded the government by setting unrealistically low spending limits, breaking them, and then covering the difference by payment shifts and budgetary gimmicks. This fiscal year, Congress has ceased even to pretend to stick to budget discipline. With much of its work still to be done, Congress is on track to appropriate some $630 billion to $640 billion for discretionary spending, nearly $100 billion above the cap it set in 1997.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101600/Ope_Fuzzy.html
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