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Sophie Quinton

Sophie Quinton

Sophie Quinton writes about fiscal and economic policy for Stateline, reporting from Colorado. Previously, she wrote for National Journal, where she covered the White House and was a lead reporter for series on demographic change and the economy.

Across the country, state leaders from both parties look to cut taxes

By: - February 9, 2022

This story originally appeared on Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. Both Republicans and Democrats are calling for state tax cuts this year, spurred by huge budget surpluses. State leaders have so much money to spend this year—and are so eager to put dollars into people’s pockets as inflation rises—that even governors who’ve […]

Federal aid is propping up child care. It isn’t a long-term fix.

By: - January 14, 2022

Federal COVID-19 relief dollars for child care providers will continue to flow through the states this year, cheered by both Republican and Democratic governors who say parents need affordable child care to get back to work. But child care providers and advocates warn that the federal money, which expires in 2024, won’t solve the industry’s […]