The Fed plan to extend trillions of dollars in credit to support the economy during the COVID-19 crisis is needed, but significant changes are required to make the program transparent, accountable, and equitable.
America Needs Coronavirus Recovery Legislation to Meet the Magnitude of the Crisis at Hand
States and Local Governments Can Help Protect Workers and Small Businesses From the Economic Impacts of the Coronavirus
5 Infrastructure Principles for a Fiscal Stimulus Response to Coronavirus
Redefining Rural America
Unrigging the Economy Will Require Enforcing the Tax Laws
How State and Local Governments Can Support Safe Workplaces and Protect Public Health During the Coronavirus Crisis
David Madland outlines how state and federal governments can support workers and protect public health during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Federal Reserve must reverse course on costly bank capital mistakes that have increased the vulnerability of the banking system in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
As Congress and the administration consider an additional stimulus package, they should put in place necessary public health protections while providing robust aid to families, workers, and communities for as long as the crisis lasts.
To address the fact that economic shocks caused by climate change will reduce state and local tax collections and increase infrastructure costs—creating additional risks for municipal bond investors—state and local issuers should adopt new climate risk disclosure standards to ensure accurate risk assessment and bond pricing.
A new CAP analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data reveals same-sex couples have endured higher rates of unemployment nearly every year since 2014.
The effects of the coronavirus will persist for months or years. In order to return to normal, Congress’ next relief package must build in automatic triggers where possible, pairing short-term relief with long-term, ongoing support.
A Georgia small-business owner explains why reopening state economies too soon is a terrible idea.
The coronavirus will cause devastation when it hits rural America; policymakers must prepare now to prevent this calamity.
Oversight and Implementation Will Determine the Effectiveness of the New Laws Responding to Coronavirus
The public health and economic recovery hinge on the effective implementation and oversight of Congress’ coronavirus legislation.
Lawmakers must take action to ensure the health and safety of farmworkers while avoiding disruptions to the United States’ food supply.
As Congress dithers in aiding state and local governments, it risks locking in powerful economic headwinds that could set back the economy for years.
State and national data show that millions of private sector workers are excluded from emergency paid leave protections due to exemptions in federal legislation and regulations.
Policymakers must provide support to undocumented workers and their families if they hope to combat the coronavirus pandemic and the economic recession it is causing.
Occupational segregation, employment discrimination, and exploitation make economic downturns, such as the one created by the COVID-19 pandemic, worse in communities of color by destabilizing jobs, undermining small businesses, and increasing income shocks and unexpected expenses.