News Round Up: May 26, 2020

Top Story: Dominique Derbigny, deputy director of Closing the Women’s Wealth Gap; and Jocelyn Frye, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, shared insights on two new reports that highlight the disproportionate economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women of color. (Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity)

  • The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) released new data on how the federal HEROES Act and the expansion of the Economic Impact Payments would benefit filers with Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers. (ITEP)
  • A new study from the UC Merced Community and Labor Center found that non-citizen women in California are experiencing the larger share of COVID-19 related job losses, despite only making up 10 percent of the state workforce. (Cal Matters)
  • NC Policy Watch offered three policy recommendations that North Carolina lawmakers should implement to create broader economic recovery, including enacting a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to dismantle the state’s longstanding racial, gender, and economic inequities. (NC Policy Watch)
  • We blogged about the CDC Foundation’s new action guide that offers public health practitioners a blueprint for increasing EITC participation. (TCWF)
  • We blogged about the U.S. House of Representatives’ newly passed COVID-19 relief package that includes expansions of the EITC, Child Tax Credit and Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit. (TCWF)