News Round Up: January 9, 2023

Top Story: The Elevate Idaho Families Coalition, a partnership of organizations including the Idaho Center for Fiscal Policy and immigrant advocacy group PODER of Idaho, is working to collect stories from everyday Idaho families about how cash rebates have benefited them. The coalition plans to use these stories to inform its policy agenda and elevate the importance of cash benefits for working families as the state legislative session kicks off. (Idaho Capital Sun)

  • The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) released a list of their most recognized tax charts in 2022, which included an interactive map highlighting all the state-level Child Tax Credits (CTCs) and Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs) enacted in the last year. (Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy)
  • As the Connecticut General Assembly discusses its top priorities for the new year, advocates for children and families are encouraging them to consider extending the state’s CTC. (CT Examiner)
  • Democratic lawmakers in Minnesota have shared their desire to prioritize an expanded state CTC this legislative session. The proposed tax credit extension would provide families with children $1,500 for every child five and older, up to a maximum of $3,000. For children younger than five years old, parents would receive $5,000 per child, up to a maximum of $12,500. (KTOE)