Weekly News Round-up: November 9, 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.

  • Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, said that if the Senate considers business tax extenders later this year, Democrats will push to renew expiring provisions of the Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) (Politico).
  • The editorial board of The Press-Enterprise in Southern California wrote a piece encouraging lawmakers to expand the EITC (The Press Enterprise).
  • Tax Foundation released a map showing which geographic areas in the United States benefit most from the EITC (Tax Foundation).
  • The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analyzed census data and found that safety net programs cut the poverty rate in half in 2014 (CBPP).
  • Four presidential candidates have announced tax plans that include the elimination of the IRS (CNN Money).
  • Maxine Thomas, a working mom in Indianapolis, wrote about her experience collecting tax credits and called on Congress to renew vital provisions to the EITC and CTC set to expire in 2017 (The Hill).