Megan Curran (Former Staff)

Resources by Megan Curran


Kids’ Advocates: Start Talking Tax Reform

| July 10, 2013 |

Willie Sutton, when asked by a reporter why he robbed banks, famously answered “Because that’s where the money is.” Children’s advocates should be getting


Troubling Trends

| September 27, 2012 |

Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in child poverty, culminating in a twenty-year high of 22 percent in 2010. The 2011 data showed


Making Children a Priority in the 2012 Tax Debate

| August 1, 2012 |

As of August 1, 2012, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives each passed separate tax bills to extend for one year


Summer Reading: What Congress Needs to Know About Kids in 2012

| July 26, 2012 |

As the clock ticks down on the remaining months of the 112th Congress, the series of year-end tax and budget deadlines loom ever larger.


House Budget Forces Deeper Cuts to Child Tax Credit, Child Care, and Child Welfare

| April 20, 2012 |

The House federal fiscal year 2013 budget resolutions requires congressional committees with jurisdiction over critical investments in children to make deep budget cuts. The


Income Support in the President’s FY 2013 Budget

| March 7, 2012 |

A detailed analysis of President Obama’s federal fiscal year 2013 budget proposal for family income supports. This fact sheet is part of our series


The Important Role of the Child Tax Credit in Reducing Child Poverty

| December 9, 2011 |

Updated January 20, 2012 The refundable Child Tax Credit (CTC) offers an economic lifeline to low-income families that translates directly into the well-being of


TANF Supplemental Grants: Reforming and Restoring Support for Children Who Need it Most

| December 8, 2011 |

This fact sheet accompanies a detailed analysis of interstate funding disparities in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.


TANF Supplemental Grants: Reforming and Restoring Support for Children Who Need it Most

| December 8, 2011 |

Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding helps states meet children’s basic needs, like child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention, child care,


Why Health Reform is Not Just About Health Care

| November 17, 2011 |

Here’s a quick exercise: imagine you need to find an important product or service for your family, but you are unsure of where start