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Elizabeth Cohen quoted in TIME article on future of VOICE

The VOICE office was an integral part of the effort to "trawl for anecdotes to then trumpet and publicize because there wasn’t good data to demonstrate that there’s a massive problem with non-citizen criminality," says Elizabeth Cohen, professor of political science and expert on immigration.
May 17, 2021

Gadarian talks to WAER about Biden's proposals in speech to Congress

hana Gadarian, associate professor and chair of political science, says the agenda President Joe Biden laid out in his speech to a joint session of Congress is a vision that government can help people and be used for good. 
May 6, 2021

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Burman piece on Biden's capital gains tax proposal published in Forbes

 "This [proposal] is a significant reform that would close loopholes that fuel inefficient tax sheltering and make the income tax more progressive, and help pay for some of Biden’s domestic policy wish list," writes Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. 
April 30, 2021

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Purser quoted in Law360 article on extended CDC anti-eviction order

"The need for rental assistance and a massive influx of cash to deal with this is really, really great," says Gretchen Purser, associate professor of sociology. "The question now is what will happen [after] June." 
April 2, 2021

Burman weighs in on scope of Biden's stimulus plan in Business Insider article

Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics, was quoted in the Business Insider article, "Biden is splitting with Obama on the economy and the proof is in their stimulus plans."
March 29, 2021

Burman discusses Biden's tax proposal in Vox article

"Taking out the politics, planning a tax bill that would help reduce inequality, make the system work better, raise revenue to slow the rate of growth of the debt, all of those things would make a whole lot of sense," says Leonard Burman, Paul Volcker Chair in Behavioral Economics. "But the question is just timing, and it’s always a bad time for a tax increase because it’s hard to get your base excited about raising taxes."
March 19, 2021

Pralle talks to Forbes about FEMA's upcoming changes, flood insurance

For homeowners, or prospective buyers, "rising insurance rates could lead to a reduction in home values," says Sarah Pralle, associate professor of political science, and "they could be forced to sell at a loss, or even abandon their property." 
March 19, 2021

Faricy piece on Biden's American Rescue Plan published in The Hill

"Our recent analysis of public opinion about people’s attitudes toward government assistance shows that Democrats can gain the support of conservative voters for assistance to the poor through smart policy design. And there is no better example than the American Rescue Plan (ARP)," Associate Professor of Political Science Chris Faricy and Christopher Ellis (Bucknell University) write.
March 15, 2021

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