March 1, 2010

  • CHN: The President’s Budget: Important Strides Forward After Years of Cuts

    President Obama released his budget for Fiscal Year 2011 on February 1.  It proposes investments in education, training, child care, and child nutrition.  The budget recommends income assistance for people with low incomes and a number of job creation proposals.  Many of the programs receiving at least modest increases in the President’s budget have been Read More »

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  • CHN: Health Reform Back on Center Stage

    President Obama jump-started a new push for health reform when he released his own health care proposal on February 22 and convened Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle days later for a health care summit. Up until this point the President had only released principles for reform but nothing as specific as his Read More »

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  • CHN: Senate Passes Jobs Bill; Abandons Unemployed Workers

    Up to 1.2 million workers will prematurely lose benefits by the end of March due to the Senate’s inability to pass an extension of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits and COBRA health coverage which expired February 28th.  Efforts by Senate Democratic leaders to pass the short-term extension of UI and COBRA through April 5 that had Read More »

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