Toward a Conservative Agenda on Opportunity

A new collection of essays highlights ideas from the center-right on fighting poverty and expanding economic opportunity. We talked with Tamar Jacoby, president of Opportunity America and editor of the collection.

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Medicaid Work Requirements Will Threaten Coverage for Low-Income Americans

The Trump administration’s new policy won’t actually help beneficiaries work but would make it much harder for people to qualify for Medicaid and stay covered.

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Spotlight Exclusive Interview with Nicole Woo on Hawaii’s EITC

The senior policy analyst at Hawaii Appleseed told us about the impact of the new Hawaii state Earned Income Tax Credit on low-income Hawaii residents.

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Spotlight on Poverty & Opportunity

Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is a non-partisan initiative that brings together diverse perspectives from the political, policy, advocacy and foundation communities to find genuine solutions to the economic hardship confronting millions of Americans.

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Spotlight Exclusives includes commentaries from policymakers, advocates, academics, and other contributors from all points on the political spectrum, as well as Out of the Spotlight blog posts from our team. New headlines on poverty and economic mobility are posted daily.

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Spotlight on the States

State and local governments, community-based organizations and other non-profits play a significant role in implementing policies and programs to reduce poverty and promote opportunity.

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* Hover over a state to get a snapshot of poverty statistics in the state, then click or use the drop-down menu to access information and resources, news articles, and links to learn more about state efforts to reduce poverty.

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