2017 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard Policy Data Now Available
By Holden Weisman on 03/09/2017 @ 10:00 AM
As a preview of the upcoming 2017 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard, we’re pleased to release a complete set of this year’s state policy data! The State-by-State Policy Profiles and the series of Policy Briefs contain the full set of policies on how far states have gone to build their residents’ financial well-being, as well as what states can do to put their residents on stronger financial footing. You can browse and download both sets of documents by visiting the Assets & Opportunity Scorecard website.
The State Policy Profiles outline the full slate of policies assessed in the Scorecard and identify what has been achieved and what opportunities still exist to enact policies that contribute to household financial security. After learning about how your state performs, you can dig deeper into any of the policies included by downloading the corresponding Policy Brief. If, for example, you’re interested in proposing legislation to remove asset limits in Tennessee, you can download the “Asset Limits in Public Benefits Programs” Policy Brief, which includes an overview of the policies, what the state can do to enact them, how CFED assesses the states on these policies within the Scorecard and what other states have done in this area.
We encourage you to use State Profiles and Policy Briefs to guide your 2017 state-level advocacy work. This might entail referencing the policy solutions presented in testimony relating to bills introduced in your legislature, or it might entail comparing how your state stacks up against your neighbors to identify policy alternatives to problems faced at home. There are a range of ways to use all of the tools, and if you are interested in exploring how you might leverage them, please send us an email.
The State Policy Profiles and the Policy Briefs are only some of the tools we will make available as part of the rollout of the 2017 Scorecard. Later this year, the policy data will be accompanied by the release of our 2017 outcome data, which paint a picture of how residents in all 50 states and the District of Columbia are faring when it comes to their household financial security. More information about the release of the 2017 Scorecard outcome data will be shared via email, so sign up to stay informed.
If you have any questions regarding the Scorecard or need additional data to support your advocacy work during the 2017 legislative season, please contact Holden Weisman, State & Local Policy Manager, at email@example.com.