Tax Credits for Working Families Releases Case Study on Michigan Battle to Protect State EITC

Over the last few years, advocates have fought hard to protect and expand current state Earned Income Tax Credits (EITCs), or to create new ones. To assist in these campaigns, we’ve compiled case studies of some of the recent tax credit battles to be released over the course of the next few weeks, followed by a resource guide to summarize and help advocates interpret our findings.

The first in our series of case studies is Michigan, where in 2011 advocates maintained the state EITC structure at a reduced rate in the face of efforts to eliminate it. The study includes:

  • Background information on the political environment in Michigan in 2011;
  • The structure of the campaign to preserve the state’s ETIC and the strategy they employed;
  • How key messages resonated with the campaign’s audience;
  • The next steps necessary to preserve Michigan’s EITC; and
  • Tips from advocates.

The full case study is available here. Be sure to watch for our blog as we continue to release a new case study each week.