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Center on Budget and Policy PrioritiesIssue Spotlight: Stabilizing the Federal Deficit

Policymakers could stabilize the debt (so it stops rising as a percent of the economy) over the latter part of the decade with about $900 billion in further deficit savings, according to calculations by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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HARRISBURG – Marc Stier, Director of the PA Budget and Policy Center, made the following statement following today's release of President Donald Trump's proposed budget:

December 16, 2014

Summary and PowerPoint presentation from the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center's "The Road Ahead in PA: 2015 Economic & Budget Outlook" Luncheon in Harrisburg.

April 16, 2014

SNAP spending, which doubled as a share of the economy in the wake of the Great Recession, has begun to decline, as the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and other experts expected.

April 15, 2014

With the deadline for filing state and federal tax returns upon us, the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center has put together the following resources to help you understand what your tax dollars support and why it is so important that we close corporate tax loopholes at the state and federal level.

November 4, 2013

View a map of Pennsylvania detailing county by county how many people, households, and children are impacted by a cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that took effect on November 1.

October 31, 2013

A major funding cut to federal nutrition assistance takes effect Friday, impacting 1.8 million Pennsylvanians. It amounts to 21 lost meals per month for a family of four.

October 4, 2013

The state’s delegation to the U.S. House should make jobs and the economy their first priority and pass a continuing resolution to fund the federal government before lasting damage is done.

August 20, 2013

This short video explains that those who receive nutrition assistance typically receive benefits for only eight to 10 months, and the average benefit equals $1.49 per meal per day. For many families SNAP benefits do not last through the end of the month.

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