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Raising Student Voices: Student Action for University Community Investment

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07/2013
This report calls on colleges and universities to invest their institutional wealth in struggling communities located near them. It profiles three college administration-led initiatives and three student-led initiatives, as well as five potential future partnerships, where institutional investments are directed into local communities in a way that empowers low-income residents, develops small businesses, and generates sustainable economic development.
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New York's Exchange Portal: A Gateway to Coverage for Immigrants

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05/2013
This Empire Justice Center report, produced with grant support from the United Hospital Fund, explores the policies that guide immigrant access to health care; makes recommendations for improving immigrant access to New York’s Health Insurance Exchange; and includes a new tool designed to help guide policymakers and advocates through the categories that make up immigrant eligibility.
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Hidden Dangers in Daycare

Publication date: 
05/2013
Part 2 of a series of investigative reports into the safety, standard and quality of day care in New York State, this report focuses on an Independent Democratic Conference analysis of the inspection reports for day care centers overseen and regulated by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.
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The Distribution of Major Tax Expenditures in the Individual Income Tax System

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05/2013
A number of exclusions, deductions, preferential rates and credits in the federal tax system are termed “tax expenditures” because they resemble federal spending by providing financial assistance to specific activities, entities or groups of people. This report examines how 10 of the largest tax expenditures in the individual income tax system in 2013 are distributed among households with different amounts of income.
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Feldstein Proposal Increases Federal Revenues but the Devil’s in the Details

Publication date: 
04/2013
Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein has called for limiting the tax savings from itemized deductions, tax-exempt municipal bond interest and the tax-free status of employer-provided health insurance; his plan would not allow the tax savings from these items to exceed 2 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI). The Tax Foundation analyzes his proposal.
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Social Progress Index 2013

Publication date: 
04/2013
This report uses social progress indicators like nutrition and basic medical care, access to higher education, and equity and inclusion — instead of economic success/gross domestic product — to evaluate the overall wellbeing of 50 countries.
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Charitable Giving Coalition

Publication date: 
04/2013
Formed in 2009, the Charitable Giving Coalition’s members include more than 60 diverse organizations dedicated to preserving the charitable tax deduction. Their website is designed to provide user-friendly, accessible information about the vital role of charitable giving in America’s communities.
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Consider the Source

Publication date: 
03/2013
Center for Public Integrity published a comprehensive digital newsbook about the drastic change in campaign financing during the 2012 elections, as a result of the Supreme Court's February 2010 Citizens United ruling. The Consider the Source project receives general support from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s Democratic Practice program.
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