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.
States should not tie essential spending programs to unstable revenue sources.
The federal government must strive for long-term fiscal balance.
Federal agencies that oversee food labeling and advertising should adopt consistent standards and definitions for terms and claims that appear on food labe
Food labels should be written in clear, plain, understandable language and printed in legible type size, font, and color. Labels i
Federal agencies should take strong action against misleading and deceptive labeling practices and advertisements.
Federal and state policymakers should establish reasonable requirements for labeling nutritional values of standard menu offerings in restaurants and simil
The federal government should play a strong role in protecting patients’ rights to direct their care and make other decisions.
The federal government and states should encourage advance care planning.