Archives for August 2011

News-in-Brief – August 2011

Report Highlights Spending on Children Children’s Budget 2011 was released recently by First Focus, a bipartisan organization that concentrates on making children and families a priority in federal policy and budget decisions. The report reveals that spending on children in the 2011 federal budget dropped by nearly 10 percent from 2010, falling from a five-year high of 9.2 percent to 8.4 percent. “Children” are defined for purposes of the report as individuals age 18 and under. The Budget looks at overall federal spending and specific spending for child welfare, early childhood, education, health, housing, income support, nutrition, and safety. The… Read More »