News Round Up: August 22, 2022

Top Story: A recent report from Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s (D) office found that roughly 70%-80% of eligible households claimed the state’s Child Tax Credit (CTC) before the application window closed. (CT Mirror)

  • A recent factsheet from the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) examined recent U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey data and found that Black, non-Hispanic men were more likely to have claimed the expanded CTC on their 2021 federal tax return and experienced other financial hardships than white, non-Hispanic men and women. (National Women’s Law Center)
  • A new factsheet from NWLC examined how, in the wake of the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the connection between gender justice and equality and abortion access. The fact sheet highlights how the current structure of certain policies like the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC), and Congress’s inaction on expanding the federal CTC increase the financial burdens pregnant people face. (National Women’s Law Center)