News Round-Up: January 16, 2018

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

  • West Virginia Senator Robert Karnes introduced a bill to create a state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). (Register-Herald)
  • Taifa S. Butler, executive director of the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, urged Georgia lawmakers to support rural working families by creating a state-level EITC, stabilizing the rural healthcare system and improving access to higher education for adult students. (The Atlanta Journal Constitution)
  • Michigan House Minority Leader Sam Singh expressed interest in restoring the state-level EITC to higher levels as the state’s legislature looks for ways to shield its lower-income residents from tax hikes brought on by federal tax reform. (The Detroit News)
  • Idaho Governor C.L. Otter (R) announced his 2018 budget proposal, which includes a state-level nonrefundable Child Tax Credit worth $85. This proposal has been criticized by Democratic lawmakers for not being large enough to offset working families’ financial burdens. (Bonner County Daily Bee)
  • On February 1, join Prosperity Now and TCWF on Capitol Hill to discuss how policymakers and advocates can work together to protect the EITC and other policies that help working families post-tax reform. (TCWF)