Exemptions from state retail sales taxes should be narrowly designed to reduce their regressive nature and avoid pyramiding.
Goods sold over the internet and through catalogs should be subject to the same sales tax treatment as goods sold by local brick-and-mortar retailers.
Policymakers should broaden the tax base by limiting tax preferences that do not efficiently achieve important policy goals.
Public-benefit programs should ensure that families headed by grandparents and other caregiver relatives receive sufficient support for economic security and well-being.
Any further efforts to address marriage penalties should be focused on two-earner couples and structured to avoid increasing marriage bonuses.
Policies and regulations should prioritize placing children in foster care with grandparents and other caregiver relatives whenever possible and appropriate.
Policymakers should not increase the age of eligibility for SSI.
Policymakers should support efforts to improve the quality of foods purchased and consumed by SNAP recipients, such as through nutrition education and healthy food incentives.
Policymakers should not expand work requirements for SNAP recipients.
States should make it as simple as possible for grandparents and other caregiver relatives to enroll children in their care in school or obtain medical treatment for them.