• At Task Force: EITC An Option For Simplification and Fairness

    Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families. Oct. 3, 2017. The Arkansas Tax Task Force presented a state-level EITC as an option to improve fairness in the state’s tax code at its most recent meeting. http://www.aradvocates.org/at-task-force-eitc-an-option-for-simplification-and-fairness/      

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  • Transcript: Paul Ryan on “Face the Nation,” Oct. 1, 2017

    CBS News, Oct. 2017. House Speaker Paul Ryan defended the GOP tax reform framework released last week, crediting the proposed Child Tax Credit (CTC) expansion with helping to provide tax relief for middle-income families. Speaker Ryan also suggested that Congress was “still looking at” expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for childless workers as...

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  • Best and Worst States for Single Parents to Raise a Family

    GOBankingRates, Aug. 2017. Personal finance website GOBankingRates unveiled a ranking of “Best and Worst States for Single Parents to Raise a Family,” based on factors such as median household income and the availability of state-level EITCs. https://www.gobankingrates.com/saving-money/best-worst-states-single-parents-raise-family/  

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  • Child tax credits back in Republican tax reform talks

    The Washington Examiner, Oct. 2017. President Trump said tax reform will feature “middle-class” tax relief that “includes helping parents afford child care and the cost of raising a family.”  The White House provided few additional details, but many believe Trump was alluding to a proposal to expand the Child Tax Credit for higher-income earners. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/child-tax-credits-back-in-republican-tax-reform-talks/article/2633148  

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  • Senate Democrats have a plan that would cut child poverty nearly in half

    Vox, Oct. 2017. U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) have proposed new legislation – the American Family Act of 2017 – that would dramatically expand the Child Tax Credit and introduce a new credit, the Young Child Tax Credit. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/10/26/16552200/child-allowance-tax-credit-bill-michael-bennet-sherrod-brown

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  • Beacon Journal editorial board: After a decade of tax cuts — Ohioans in financial hardship

    New Haven Register, Oct. 2017. Connecticut Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney wrote a letter to the editor in the New Haven Register speaking out against the Republican state budget, which would reduce the size of the Senator Looney outlines why the EITC is necessary to improve the well-being of low-income Connecticut families and how the proposed changes...

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  • Prosperity Policy: Whom we ask to pay more

    The Journal Record, Oct. 2017. David Blatt, executive director of the Oklahoma Policy Institute, highlighted how revenue proposals by Republicans in the state legislature would disproportionately harm low-income workers: http://journalrecord.com/2017/10/04/prosperity-policy-whom-we-ask-to-pay-more/

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  • Letter to the Editor: Connecticut Republicans wrong to slash EITC

    New Haven Register, Oct. 2017. Connecticut Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney wrote a letter to the editor in the New Haven Register speaking out against the Republican state budget. http://www.nhregister.com/opinion/article/Letter-to-the-Editor-Connecticut-Republicans-12249949.php  

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  • Increasing The Child Tax Credit for Young Children

    Tax Policy Center, Sept. 2017. Elaine Maag and Julia B. Issacs of the Tax Policy Center designed a plan to provide a Young Child Tax Credit to parents of very young children who tend to earn less and spend more on child care. http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxvox/increasing-child-tax-credit-young-children  

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  • Census Data Show Robust Progress Across the Board in 2016 in Income, Poverty, and Health Coverage

    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Sept. 2017. The 2016 U.S. Census data showed continuing economic progress for Americans and highlighted programs such as the EITC that have lifted millions of Americans out of poverty. https://www.cbpp.org/research/poverty-and-inequality/census-data-show-robust-progress-across-the-board-in-2016-in-income?utm_source=CBPP+Email+Updates+for+Media&utm_campaign=b27edae7e8-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_12&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_af368626dc-b27edae7e8-43782509

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  • State Tax Codes as Poverty Fighting Tools

    Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, Sept. 2017. A report on how state tax codes can serve as poverty fighting tools. https://itep.org/state-tax-codes-as-poverty-fighting-tools-4/    

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  • Earned income tax credit serves Detroit

    The Detroit News, Aug. 2017. A campaign to raise Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) awareness in Detroit has paid off to the tune of $74 million back in taxes for low-wage workers and their families. http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2017/08/31/earned-income-tax/105172270/  

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  • Sales Tax Increase And 6 Other Tax Proposals Pitched By House Democrats

    The Hartford Courant, Aug. 2017. A story on how House Democrats in Connecticut proposed reducing the state’s EITC from 27.5 to 25 percent of the federal credit as a way to address the state’s $3.5 billion deficit. http://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-not-just-sales-tax-increases-20170828-story.html  

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  • The left isn’t paying enough attention to these anti-poverty policies

    The Washington Post, Aug. 2017. A new report on how progressive lawmakers can more effectively combat poverty through the EITC. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-left-isnt-paying-enough-attention-to-these-anti-poverty-policies/2017/08/10/801e9732-7e08-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html?utm_term=.46fee83fd7f4  

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  • Rubio hosting events to build support for child tax credit proposal

    The Hill, Aug. 2017. A report on Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) efforts to build support for his child tax credit expansion proposal. http://thehill.com/policy/finance/346196-rubio-holds-roundtables-to-build-support-for-child-tax-credit-proposal  

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  • Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap

    Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap, August 2017. A video that examines the women’s wealth gap and policy recommendations to close the gap, such as expansions of the EITC and CTC.

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  • An unlikely duo has teamed up to try to fight the US’s childcare problem

    Business Insider, Aug. 2017. U.S. Senators Angus King (D-MA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) introduced  bipartisan legislation to make the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) refundable and index the credit to inflation to reflect the rising cost of child care. http://www.businessinsider.com/congress-childcare-trump-yoder-murphy-2017-8?r=UK&IR=T  

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  • International Monetary Fund: The United States Report

    International Monetary Fund, July 2017. A report that offers policy recommendations, such as the expansion of the EITC, to aid economic growth in the U.S. http://www.imf.org/en/Publications/CR/Issues/2017/07/27/United-States-2017-Article-IV-Consultation-Press-Release-Staff-Report-45142  

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  • Prosperity Now Scorecard

    Prosperity Now, July 2017.  A comprehensive report on household financial health and policy recommendations, such as federal and state EITC, to help put everyone in our country on a path to prosperity.

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  • Building Opportunity: A Toolkit for Virginia’s Future

    Virginia’s Commonwealth Institute, July 2017.  A report on policies that would benefit Virginia, such as making the state-level EITC refundable to benefit more lower-income families.

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  • America, We Still Have a Jobs Problem

    CNN, Jeffrey Sachs. July 2017. Sachs, a university professor and director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, wrote that expanding the federal EITC is part of the solution to America’s “jobs problem.” http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/07/opinions/americas-jobs-problem-sachs/index.html

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  • Missing Out: Study On Tax Cuts For The Wealthy

    The Wisconsin Budget Project. June 2017. A new study by the Wisconsin Budget Project shows how state lawmakers have cut taxes for the wealthy over the past several years while increasing taxes on those earning the least by reducing the size of the state’s EITC, among other measures. http://www.wisconsinbudgetproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Missing-out-2017.pdf  

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  • Want to help the working class? Pay the EITC differently

    Alan Berube, The Brookings Institution, June 28, 2017. Recent research suggests a potentially bipartisan way that the federal government could act to stabilize working families’ finances: provide an option to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) periodically throughout the year. Want to help the working class? Pay the EITC differently

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  • EITC Supports Healthy Moms and Babies

    Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF), June 2017. This data brief illustrates the connection between collecting the EITC and better health outcomes for kids growing up in families who collect the credit. https://lihf.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EITC-Issue-Brief.pdf

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  • 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book

    Annie E. Casey Foundation, June 2017. The KIDS COUNT Data Book highlights the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) as critical policies to reduce child poverty and ensure better educational and health outcomes. The Data Book ranks states on overall child-well being and proposes policy solutions that would make the U.S....

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