• 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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  • A Bipartisan Way to Make Work Pay for Low-Wage Workers

    MDRC, July 2017. This report dives into findings from the Paycheck Plus project, which studied how workers not raising children would spend an expanded EITC. Preliminary data shows that an expanded EITC for childless workers would increase incomes, child support payments, and rates of filing taxes. http://www.mdrc.org/publication/bipartisan-way-make-work-pay-low-wage-workers

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  • Connecticut’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC): In a Low-Wage Economy, the EITC is More Important than Ever

    Derek Thomas and Ray Noonan. Connecticut Voices for Children. May 2017. This report details the importance of the state EITC to Connecticut families in 2017. http://www.ctvoices.org/EITC2017

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  • Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2016

      Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. May 2017. This report details how Americans fared economically in 2016, taking a closer look at financial well-being, employment, and savings habits. https://www.federalreserve.gov/publications/files/2016-report-economic-well-being-us-households-201705.pdf

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  • A State EITC Helps Missouri’s Working Families

    Orvin Kimbrough. St. Louis Dispatch. Kimbrough, president and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis, http://www.stltoday.com/news/opinion/a-state-eitc-helps-missouri-s-working-families/article_87756e16-2997-5083-ae5e-f69d70236ec2.htmlwrites encouraging Missouri lawmakers to support creating a state EITC.

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  • Struggling to Make Ends Meet: The Need for a Working Family Credit

    Hawaii Appleseed. March 2017. This report lays out how Hawaii workers and families would benefit from the creation of a state-level EITC. http://hitaxfairness.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/EITC-poll-report.pdf

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  • Stories of Tax Fairness

    Hawaii Tax Fairness. April 2017. These videos share the stories of Hawaiians who either would or already benefit from tax credits for workers and families. http://hitaxfairness.org/stories/

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  • The EITC Helped Melissa Finish College

    Missouri Budget Project. April 14, 2017. The story of how the federal EITC helped one Missouri woman finish college, and how a state-level EITC could help even more Missourians do the same. http://www.mobudget.org/the-eitc-helped-melissa-finish-college/ 

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  • Letter: Invest in hard-working families

    Albert Lea Tribune. Rep. Connie Bernardy. April 2017. Rep. Connie Bernardy urges state lawmakers to support the Working Family Credit instead of cutting taxes for the wealthiest Minnesotans. http://www.albertleatribune.com/2017/04/letter-invest-in-hard-working-families/

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  • Rep. Anna Caballero: Expand the California earned income tax credit

    Santa Cruz Sentinel. Rep. Anna Caballero. March 2017. Caballero wrote urging her colleagues and constituents to support measures that would strengthen and expand the state EITC. http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/opinion/20170408/rep-anna-caballero-expand-the-california-earned-income-tax-credit

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  • Create a State Earned Income Credit

    Helena Independent Record. Kellie Goodwin McBride. March 2017. McBride, the executive director of YWCA Helena, encourages the state legislature to pass a bill creating a a state EITC. http://helenair.com/news/opinion/guest/create-a-state-earned-income-credit/article_336e084d-1a13-5e38-8133-21b667281a89.html

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  • Five Ways to Deliver Georgians a Win on Tax Reform

    Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. Wesley Tharpe. March 2017. Tharpe, GBPI’s research director, writes about how the Georgia legislature could reform the state tax code and help workers and families. https://gbpi.org/2017/five-ways-deliver-georgians-win-tax-reform/

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  • Struggling to Make Ends Meet: The Need for A Working Family Credit

    Hawaii Appleseed, March 2017. This report summarizes findings from the Hawai‘i Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice and QMark Research poll conducted in 2016. A total of 503 telephone surveys (both landline and mobile telephones) of Hawai‘i residents were completed, assigned proportionally based on population estimates of adults on each of the major Hawaiian island....

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  • The Safety Net for Low-Income Work-Able Families in America: Where to Go from Here?

    American Enterprise Institute. Angela Rachidi. January 2017. This report examines how lawmakers can work to improve the federal safety net. https://www.aei.org/publication/the-safety-net-for-low-income-work-able-families-in-america-where-to-go-from-here/

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  • Undocumented Immigrants’ State & Local Tax Contributions

    Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. March 2017. This research outlines what undocumented immigrants pay in state and local taxes. Contrary to political rhetoric, undocumented immigrants do pay a portion of their incomes in taxes each year. http://itep.org/itep_reports/2017/03/undocumented-immigrants-state-local-tax-contributions-2.php#.WNQlWm_yuUl

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  • Do State Earned Income Tax Credits Increase Participation in the Federal EITC?

    University of California, Irvine. David Neumark and Katherine E. Williams. November 2016. New research found that state’s with EITCs have higher rates of take up of the federal credit. http://www.esspri.uci.edu/files/docs/2016/ESSPRI%20Working%20Paper%2020163%20Neumark%20and%20Williams.pdf

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  • Enhancing and Expanding the EITC for Low Wage Workers

    Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED). March 2017. This policy brief outlines how legislators can support and improve the EITC during upcoming comprehensive federal tax reform. http://www.taxcreditsforworkersandfamilies.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/EITC_Policy_Brief_March_2017.pdf

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  • Bring Back the EITC

    NC Justice. February 2017. This brief lays out the economic reasons for the North Carolina legislature to restore the state’s EITC. http://www.ncjustice.org/sites/default/files/POLICY%20BRIEF%20-%20Bring%20Back%20EITC.pdf

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  • Early Childhood Common Agenda

    Children’s Trust of South Carolina. 2017. A report from Children’s Trust of South Carolina, the Institute for Child Success and United Way Association of South Carolina laid out strategies for the state to take better care of low-income families. https://scchildren.org/advocacy_and_media/early_childhood_common_agenda/

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  • Helping working families helps South Carolina

    The State. Sen. Marlon Kimpson. March 2017. Sen. Kimpson, who sponsored a bill to create a state-level EITC, wrote an op-ed about how an EITC in South Carolina could help hundreds of working families. http://www.thestate.com/opinion/op-ed/article136720063.html

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  • Low-wage, childless Idahoans deserve same tax help that their parenting peers receive

    Idaho Statesman, Nora Carpenter. March 2017. Carpenter, president and CEO of United Way of Treasure Valley, Idaho, encourages Congress to pass legislation expanding the EITC to childless workers. http://www.idahostatesman.com/opinion/readers-opinion/article138188018.html

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  • Family Tax Policy: A Path Forward to Lifting Children out of Poverty

    The U.S. Child Poverty Action Group, March 2017. Poverty is a particularly serious problem for children, who suffer negative effects for the rest of their lives after living in poverty for even a short time. Beyond consequences for individual children, child poverty negatively affects the entire nation through increased expenditures on criminal justice and healthcare, as...

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