News Round Up: December 9, 2019

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

Top Story: The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) released a statement highlighting how the Trump Administration’s new proposal to impose work requirements on SNAP participants is harmful to low-income workers.  CBPP urged the administration to instead strengthen policies that help workers, such as the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other safety net programs. (CBPP)

  • Kentucky Youth Advocates released its annual KIDS COUNT report on the well-being of children in the state, which recommends enacting a refundable state EITC to increase financial stability among working families. (Kentucky Youth Advocates)
  • Alan K. Ormsby, state director of AARP Utah, urged Utah legislators to enact a state EITC to help raise low-income families across the state out of poverty. (Utah Policy)
  • We released new case studies and a 2019 advocacy guide on successful strategies and messages used in state EITC campaigns. (TCWF)