Policy responses to COVID-19 crisis

We have set up this page to make it easy to locate our publications addressing the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. We will be updating it often.


Balance the budget by cutting tax breaks for the rich, June 15, 2020

What we know (and what we don’t) about post-coronavirus employment, June 12, 2020


Oregon Should Reject the Tax Break Congress Gave to Millionaires, May 27, 2020

Oregon Revenue Forecast Underscores the Need for Congressional Action, May 20, 2020

Oregon Worker Relief Fund is vital, Video, May 13, 2020

Public assistance could keep afloat families waiting for unemployment benefits, News Release, May 12, 2020


From crisis to crossroads, Commentary, April 30, 2020

Oregon Schools Would Pay the Price of Suspending the Corporate Activity Tax, Issue Brief, April 23, 2020

Tell Congress: Oregon needs more funding. Now!, Action Alert, April 15, 2020

How is Congress supporting public services in Oregon during the coronavirus pandemic?, Resource Page, April 15, 2020

6 things the fourth federal relief package must do, Commentary, April 10, 2020

Oregon Should Assist Laid-off Immigrant Workers Excluded from Federal Aid, Issue Brief, April 6, 2020

How Oregon should confront its coronavirus budget crisis, Op-Ed, April 5, 2020


Oregon lawmakers urged to prioritize Oregonians by rejecting business tax cuts, News Release, March 23, 2020

Letter to Oregon leaders on need to protect Oregonians by rejecting business tax cuts, Open Letter, March 23, 2020

Oregon must protect working families by rejecting calls for broad business tax cuts, Commentary, March 20, 2020

Tell Congress: Urgent, robust, ongoing relief package needed, Action Alert, March 20, 2020

Federal response to the coronavirus must include urgent, robust, and ongoing cash payments to working families, Commentary, March 19, 2020

Principles to Guide Coronavirus Response, Testimony, March 18, 2020

Oregon TANF Should Respond to the Needs of Oregon Families Affected by the COVID-19 Crisis, Testimony, March 18, 2020

Changes to Unemployment Insurance Would Help Oregon Cope with COVID-19, Issue Brief, March 16, 2020