News Round Up: January 18, 2022

Top Story:  For his final budget proposal, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) is proposing a $14.3 billion spending plan for 2023, which includes the creation of a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for working families who earn low wages. (AP)

  • To win over Sen. Joe Manchin (D), Democratic leaders on the Hill are exploring alternatives to expanding the federal Child Tax Credit (CTC), including limiting the number of individuals eligible for the credit. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • In Sen. Joe Manchin’s home state, West Virginia, the expiration of the expanded CTC is beginning to hit home for families who depend on it. (PBS News Hour)
  • CTC proponent, Robin Kelly (D), is calling for the full passage of the Build Back Better Plan while emphasizing the impact the temporary expansion of the CTC has had for Illinois families. (eNews Park Forest)
  • Florida lawmakers are also calling on Congress to pass the Build Back Better plan, allowing for another expansion of CTC. (CBS Miami)
  • Colorado announced a new collaborative that will seek to increase enrollment in the CTC, EITC, and Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) as well as provide tax filing support and financial literacy training. (Office of Governor Jared Polis)