News Round Up: January 12, 2021

Top Story: Georgetown Public Policy Review highlighted the benefits of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and why Congress should prioritize expanding the credit in the next COVID-19 relief package. (Georgetown Public Policy Review)

  • California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) introduced an economic recovery plan that includes a $600 stimulus check to all California families who qualify for the EITC. (Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy)
  • Idaho State Representative Lauren Necochea (D-Boise) urged Governor Brad Little (R) to put working families first this year by enacting a state EITC and making the state Child Tax Credit (CTC) fully refundable. (Idaho Ed News)
  • Oklahoma State Senator George Young (D-Oklahoma City) introduced legislation to reinstate refundability to the state EITC, which would benefit Oklahomans with the lowest incomes. (The Lawton Constitution)
  • Join Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity, AEI, and Brookings on Thursday, January 14 for a roundtable discussion about poverty and opportunity policy proposals most likely to get bipartisan traction during the Biden Administration. Register here.
  • We blogged about states that made improvements to their EITCs and launched initiatives to increase EITC participation in 2020. (TCWF)
  • We blogged about the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s new report that recommends expanding the federal EITC and CTC to offset the pandemic’s economic effect on families and children. (TCWF)