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News March 3, 2023

States Newsroom: Child poverty dropped to a record low last year. A new report shows how to keep it the way.

“The expanded child tax credit that families received in 2021 helped reduce child poverty across the country, but particularly in the South where families lack…
News March 1, 2023

VOA: SNAP supplement expiration seen leaving many Americans hungry

“’ should not be on the chopping block unless policymakers want to increase child poverty and undernutrition, widen inequality and exacerbate racial disparitie…
News February 26, 2023

States Newsroom: Families are taking a hit as pandemic aid ends, inflation continues

“As SNAP’s emergency benefits go away, the effects may eventually show up in Pulse data, said Lauren Bauer, a fellow in economic studies at Brookings Instituti…
News February 17, 2023

CNN Health: A year later, formula stock has recovered from the shortage, but parents haven’t

“’It’s terrifying to think that you aren’t going to be able to nourish your infant,’ said Lauren Bauer, a fellow with the Brookings Institute whose research fo…
March 3, 2020

What Should a Fiscal Response to a COVID-19 Outbreak Look Like?

Hamilton Project Director Jay Shambaugh comments on the COVID-19 virus and how economic policies with automatic triggers can alleviate the financial burden of …
News August 28, 2018

Improving Health Care Through Occupational Licensing Reform

In this blog post, Hamilton Project Policy Director Ryan Nunn discusses occupational licensing reform and its potential impact on the U.S. health care system. …