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GOP tax proposals tilt to rich despite populist rhetoric

...Howard Gleckman of the Tax Policy Center, a joint project of the centrist Brookings Institute and left-leaning Urban Institute."If you start from the place where any tax plan has got to cut tax rates, you start with a plan that is already...
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Health law sign-ups growing; uninsured rate falls

...since 2012, almost even with the 48 percent disapproving.However, a third report released this week, from the Urban Institute, warned that progress could stagnate or even reverse. The nonpartisan research organization is broadly in accord...
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My Turn: Contraceptive use benefits Alaska's children

...nearly all cited their need to care for their current children as a reason for practicing contraception." The Urban Institute reports that "being poor at birth is a strong predictor of future poverty status. ... Children who are born into...
My Turn: Accepting Medicaid dollars would benefit Alaska

...thousands of people?The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) published a commissioned report from the Urban Institute and Northern Economics, Inc., on the benefits to Alaska of expanding Medicaid as allowed through the Affordable...
Court of their Peers

...Washington, D.C.,-based Urban Institute said in a report this spring...crimes. But a recent study by the Urban Institute tracked the recidivism rate of...volunteer lawyers and judges, the Urban Institute report said. "As a teen-ager...
My Turn: Healthy relationships help Alaska's children

...assess the impact of marriage on poverty. These studies, one by Brookings and the other by Robert Lerman of the Urban Institute, provide strong evidence that, "marriage itself, independent of all the other differences between married and...
Requiring health insurance supports the private market

...mandate greatly reduces the number of uninsured. Urban Institute researchers estimate that once healthcare reform is...helps providers by reducing uncompensated care. The Urban Institute researchers estimate that overturning the mandate would...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...they've gone from welfare to poverty, the hardest stage.'' Indeed in the midst of the many toasts to success, the Urban Institute released a somewhat more sober survey. Researcher Pamela Loprest looked at lives of women who left welfare between...
Outside Editorial: Good news on teen pregnancy decline

...without graduating. Fewer than 2 percent of teens with a baby will attain a college degree by age 30. According to an Urban Institute study, 80 percent of fathers in teen pregnancy situations do not marry the mothers.It's too early to tell how...
Outside editorial: Balance the nation's books

...loopholes, eliminating wasteful or low-priority programs and prohibiting earmarks simply won't be enough," Urban Institute President Robert Reischauer told the panel. In short, there are no silver bullets. Uncontrolled entitlement spending...


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