Weekly News Round-up: November 23, 2015

Here are some highlights from the past week’s news on family tax credit issues. Remember – you also can track news coverage throughout the week by visiting our website, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

  • Researchers from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire found that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) kept 2 percent of the U.S. population and 4.3 percent of children out of poverty between 2010 and 2014 (TCWF, Fosters).
  • A new poll from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and Latino Decisions found that 91 percent of Hispanic voters believe it’s important for Congress to protect tax credits for working families (NCLR).
  • Isabel Sawhill and Edward Rodrigue at the Brookings Institution outlined eight economic policies presidential candidates should embrace including increasing the federal EITC and making the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC) refundable to get more people working (Brookings).