– Earlier this year, the administration proposed cuts to federal child care, Head Start and preschool programs in its annual budget. A recent analysis by the Urban Institute found that if Congress approves these cuts, overall federal spending on children would be 6% lower over the next 10 years. (Urban Institute, 8/6)
States with the largest cuts relative to their size also tend to invest fewer state dollars in kids’ programs per child and have higher shares of children living in low-income families. The geographic distribution of the child care cuts in the president’s proposal means programs in these states would be even more squeezed for funding, and children who could receive the greatest benefits from the programs would have a harder time getting into them.
RACISM | Why D.C. Drowned Out the White Nationalists (Citylab, 8/13)
HEALTH | DC’s Mayor Muriel Bowser has announced that George Washington University will run the new hospital at St. Elizabeths. (DCist, 8/10)
TRANSIT | Metro has made the decision to privatize nine bus lines in Northern Virginia over the next five years. (WaPo, 8/11)
IMMIGRATION | Rapid response support is important, but immigration funders must also invest in shifting culture (NCRP, 8/9)
MILITARY | The administration is considering rolling back enforcement of the Military Lending Act, which protects service members from predatory loans and financial products. (NPR, 8/13)
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