Americans are ready for states—the laboratories of democracy—to offer a new progressive vision for shared prosperity. This report presents a menu of state policy priorities to help people secure good jobs and good wages and to support strong and healthy communities in which all people are treated fairly and equitably.
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These 10 state facts sheets provide comprehensive new information on the number of rural families served by Head Start, including rates of health service delivery.
Cuts to programs that provide children with health care, nutritious food, and stable housing will compromise their development during a critically important time.
Under the leadership of Administrator Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency is scaling back safety measures that keep children’s food, air, and water safe.
Congress’ spending deal makes a number of important policy advances—although it shamefully leaves Dreamers behind.
Trump’s budget is an unmitigated disaster for everyday Americans—including women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals, communities of color, and more.
The president's budget pays for his tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations by slashing health care, education, and other critical investments.
One in five early childhood educators are immigrants; threatening their security undermines the nation’s child care system.
It is imperative to consider how racism and other forms of discrimination contribute to alarmingly high rates of maternal and infant mortality among African American women.
Imposing work requirements for parents could introduce instability to children’s health care coverage and increase stress in homes across America.
The United States suspends or expels preschool children with disabilities at an alarming rate.
While Congress Cuts Taxes, Children and Families Are Left Without Health Insurance and Support Services
Congress’ focus on passing tax cuts for the wealthy has left state administrators to explain why families may lose services covered under the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting program.
The Child Care for Working Families Act, introduced by Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Bobby Scott, would result in 2.3 million new jobs.
House Republican Attempts to Repeal the Adoption Tax Credit Show Their Real Priorities in Tax Reform
The tax plan recently introduced by the House GOP proposes eliminating several deductions and tax credits that support families. While changes have been made since its introduction, the original proposal provides evidence of congressional Republicans’ true priorities.
The House Republican tax bill makes no substantial improvements to child care assistance for working families and scales back existing programs.