“American Rescue Plan”

U.S. Domestic spending plan

All about Manchin: What Biden wanted for US, senator did not – Associated Press

It launched as the new president’s ambitious plan for rebuilding America — a $2.3 trillion domestic infrastructure investment coupled with a $1.8 trillion plan to bolster U.S. families with support for health care, child care, college costs, unseen in generations. Totaling more than $4 trillion when President Joe Biden unveiled the American Jobs and American

Michael Barone

Opinion: What Was the Left Thinking? – Michael Barone

Whether you’re contemplating San Francisco voters’ recall of left-wing District Attorney Chesa Boudin or the plight of Democrats nationally as they face voters’ dismay at out-of-control inflation, immigration and crime, the question is liable to come to mind: What were they thinking? Actually, there are some initially plausible answers. We’ve just been informed this last

Economy

AP FACT CHECK: Biden skirts blame on inflation; GOP gas hype

Facing political attacks over rising costs, President Joe Biden exaggerated his role in reducing the federal deficit and skirted responsibility by asserting that a flood of government spending into the economy has no impact at all on higher prices. It actually does. Congressional Republicans, meanwhile, went too far in pinning blame for surging gasoline prices

Medicaid

Arizona lawmakers consider Medicaid expansion for postpartum care – Cronkite News

Photo: State Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley, D-Tucson Advocates are pushing Arizona lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage for women after they give birth, to help improve maternal health outcomes and combat rising pregnancy-related deaths. Medicaid – which is administered by the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, or AHCCCS – covers women for up to 60

Child Tax Credit

First phase ending for child tax credit, a ‘game changer’ for families

Arizona families may have seen the last – for now – payment Wednesday under an expanded child tax credit program that advocates say has been a “game changer” for low-income families in the state. The program, passed earlier this year as part of the pandemic-relief American Rescue Plan, sent families monthly advance payments, from July to December,

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