News Round Up: June 10, 2019

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

Top Story: Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) signed legislation to increase the state’s property-tax credit and enact a new Child Tax Credit (CTC) worth up to $100 per child. (KHQA News)

  • Chuck Marr, director of federal tax policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), examined a House version of the Working Families Tax Relief Act, which like the Senate version would substantially expand the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and CTC. (CBPP)
  • Juan Carlos Ordóñez, communications director of the Oregon Center for Public Policy, urged state lawmakers to expand the state EITC, which would benefit Oregon children economically and academically. (Statesman Journal)
  • We blogged about Minnesota’s new legislation to increase the state’s Working Family Tax Credit’s value and qualifying income level for workers without dependent children and to create a new tier for families with three or more dependent children. (TCWF)
  • On Tuesday, June 11, join The Tax Policy Center, policymakers and policy experts for an event on how recent federal proposals to expand the EITC compare and how the credit can be improved to fight poverty. Register here.
  • On Wednesday, June 12, join the Century Foundation and policy experts for an event on the best policies to help raise incomes for Americans, including expanding the EITC. Register here.