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08/13/20
  • Nutrition
  • Federal Issues
  • Racial Equity

Emergency SNAP funding an essential part of an anti-racist COVID response

Expanded SNAP food assistance is one tool that should be made available to the millions of families struggling to get by while also being one step in reversing centuries-long patterns of discrimination.
08/10/20
  • Minnesota Taxes and Tax Plans
  • Federal Issues
  • Minnesota Budget Outlook and Trends
  • Minnesota Budget

Minnesota expecting continued revenue shortfalls; time for strong federal action

Immigrants at desk
July brought us more sobering news about the ongoing damage that COVID-19 is expected to have on the economy, and by extension the state’s budget.
08/03/20
  • Health Care
  • Federal Budget
  • Poverty
  • Federal Issues
  • Minnesota Budget Outlook and Trends

New data confirm states need more federal Medicaid support

Data shows climbing numbers of Minnesotans needing some help to afford care while we’re also seeing massive state revenue shortfalls as a result of the pandemic’s economic disruption. This presents a serious mismatch of needs and resources. An increase to federal Medicaid funding is needed to make sure people can get the health care they need, when they need it.
07/28/20
  • Poverty
  • Minnesota Budget
  • Nutrition
  • Federal Taxes
  • Income and Work
  • Housing
  • Health Care
  • Federal Issues
  • Federal Budget

US Senate COVID-19 relief package falls dramatically short of what nation needs

The Senate relief package – called HEALS Act -- is inadequate to meet the challenges of this moment and is too small to jumpstart our economy. Instead of prioritizing the health and well-being of Americans and building for an economic recovery, the Senate plan falls short and would result in more kids going hungry and at risk of becoming homeless, force more lay-offs of teachers and other state and local government workers, and cause harmful cuts to health care, education, and other urgently needed services.

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