When economic conditions permit, states should accumulate budget reserves adequate to maintain services during recessions.
Deficit-reduction efforts should avoid cuts in programs that serve low- and moderate-income populations.
Higher levels of government should provide adequate resources when mandating functions to lower levels of government.
Efforts to balance the budget or address shortfalls should remain the purview of the legislative branch.
Enforcement of civil and criminal laws should avoid penalizing people with escalating fines, loss of rights, or criminal penalties when the person subject to enforcement cannot sa
The federal government should broadly interpret and vigorously enforce the ADA.
Policymakers should provide for transparency and honesty in the budget process.
Policies and regulations should prioritize placing children in foster care with grandparents and other caregiver relatives whenever possible and appropriate.
Policymakers should support efforts to improve the quality of foods purchased and consumed by SNAP recipients, such as through nutrition
Policymakers should not expand work requirements for SNAP recipients.