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In the News: Clock ticking down on children’s health funding

| September 18, 2017 |

From The Hill: BY NATHANIEL WEIXEL – 09/17/17 07:30 AM EDT WASHINGTON–Differences between the House and Senate ahead could threaten funding for a program that


In the News: Kids Fest event in WV mixes education, fun

| September 18, 2017 |

From the West Virginia Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON – While it may have appeared that Kids Fest was all about fun and games, organizers of Sunday’s


In the News: Income Up, Poverty Down Across the U.S.

| September 13, 2017 |

Income Up, Poverty Down Across the U.S. (Philadelphia Inquirer) Life improved overall in America in 2016, as income rose while poverty decreased, and the


In the News: Will Congress Continue Health Care For 9 Million Children?

| September 6, 2017 |

Will Congress Continue Health Care for 9 Million Children? (NPR) A popular federal-state program that provides health coverage to millions of children in lower-


In the News: Push to simplify taxes is on but don’t touch some deductions

| September 1, 2017 |

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), of which First Focus is a member, was cited in an article about plans to overhaul the tax


In the News: Texans lucky Gov. Abbott didn’t get wish for Medicaid block grant, funding critics say

| August 29, 2017 |

Bruce Lesley was quoted in article for Inside Health Policy published on August 29, 2017 about block grants in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.  


In the News: New research links increased minimum wage to reduced child maltreatment

| August 29, 2017 |

Bruce Lesley, Cara Baldari and Rricha Mathur provided comments for an article for the Chronicle of Social Change published on August 29, 2017 about the


In the News: Lawmakers want federal measure to end ‘lunch shaming’

| August 14, 2017 |

First Focus Senior Director of Poverty and Family Economics Cara Baldari was interviewed for WKBN on August 11, 2017 speaking about the importance of schools


In the News: S.C. Taps Private Donors To Expand In-Home Services For At-Risk Moms

| August 9, 2017 |

First Focus Vice President of Early Childhood Policy Karen Howard was quoted in Kaiser Health News on August 8, 2017 speaking about the benefits of


CBO Scores Senate Health Bill: Catastrophic Cuts Will Harm Children’s Health

| June 26, 2017 |

(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates 22 million people who are currently insured would lose their health coverage by 2026 under