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Trump’s Budget Should Enrage Everyone

Trump’s Budget Should Enrage Everyone

24 May 2017 | PolicyLink


Back in March, when the Trump Administration released its preliminary budget document for FY2018 (the so-called “Skinny Budget”), PolicyLink called it “a NIGHTMARE for the entire nation — poor and low-income people, middle-income people, people of color, children, seniors, people | Read more >

The Half Trillion Dollar Tax Program That’s Driving Income Inequality

The Half Trillion Dollar Tax Program That’s Driving Income Inequality

17 Apr 2017 | Christopher M. Brown and Jeremie Greer

This tax season, as partisan debate continues to dominate Capitol Hill, the U.S. federal government will quietly spend over half a trillion dollars on tax programs to help American households build wealth. Indeed, these annual investments will promote wealth — for those who already | Read more >

All-In Cities Update -- April 2017

All-In Cities Update -- April 2017

07 Apr 2017 | PolicyLink


Four months into 2017, leaders across the country are demonstrating the power of collaboration — aligning priorities, coordinating action, and sharing information and new ideas — to push back against attacks on equity and inclusion. We are honored to have partnered with so many | Read more >

The Time for Action is NOW... #STOPGorsuch

The Time for Action is NOW... #STOPGorsuch

04 Apr 2017 | PolicyLink

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted (11-9) to send the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the full Senate for a vote. The vote could happen as early as this Thursday.

This nomination is important to the lives of EVERY American as the rulings of the Supreme Court have | Read more >

Stop the Abuse of Court-Imposed Fines and Fees

Stop the Abuse of Court-Imposed Fines and Fees

29 Mar 2017 | PolicyLink

More than $50 billion in debt is currently being held by approximately 10 million people because of their involvement in the criminal justice system. Much of this debt is because low-income people simply do not have the money to pay fines and fees.

While “debtors’ prisons” are | Read more >