News Round Up: May 7, 2018

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

Top Story: As the Maine legislature debates tax conformity, Garrett Martin, executive director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy, argued in favor of the Democrats’ plan, which would triple the value of the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and expand the property tax fairness credit. (Portland Press Herald)

  • The California Budget & Policy Center analyzed proposed legislation that would expand eligibility for the state’s EITC to young adults, seniors and immigrant workers (California Budget & Policy Center)
  • The Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center released a brief that outlines research on the EITC’s positive effects on health and educational outcomes among low-income families. (Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center)
  • We blogged about a new study that measures equity across all 50 states and recommends enacting and expanding state-level EITCs as one of several ways to advance social justice (TCWF)