News Round Up: September 4, 2018

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

On September 25, join TCWF and partners on Capitol Hill to discuss improving the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for childless workers and expanding the credit’s age limits. Learn about proposed federal legislation, successful state efforts, and new findings from a pilot program that tested a childless worker EITC expansion in Atlanta and New York City. Register here.

  • Connecticut Voices for Children released a new report, The State of Working Connecticut: Wages Stagnant for Working Families, which finds that families across the state are still struggling to make ends meet and recommends lawmakers reverse cuts made to the state-level EITC. (Connecticut Voices for Children)
  • Georgia Budget & Policy Institute released a new research brief that details how enacting a state-level EITC would improve health outcomes in Georgia. (GBPI)
  • Samantha Waxman of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) explained how state EITCs make work pay for people of color and women. (CBPP)
  • A new research brief from CBPP pointed out that many low-income working families saw little to no benefit from the 2017 tax law increase to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and urged Congress to restructure the law to significantly improve the CTC and EITC for those with the lowest incomes. (CBPP)