Here are some highlights from the past week’s news and upcoming events on family tax credit issues.

  • A new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) urges states to use their tax codes to fight poverty by enacting and expanding state-level tax credits. (ITEP)
  • Ross Douthat, opinion columnist for The New York Times, argued that both Republicans and Democrats should table the health care debate and instead focus on boosting stagnant wages by expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit. (The New York Times)
  • Kentucky Youth Advocates urged the legislature to enact a state-level EITC to help move Kentucky children out of poverty. (WKMS)
  • We blogged about how a new plan to implement a Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC) could bring much-needed relief to low-income families with children under the age of five. (TCWF)