Weekly News Round-up: October 13, 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.

  • Louisiana governor and presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal (R) announced his tax reform plan, which would eliminate corporate taxes but raise income taxes on low-wage families (TCWF, Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Think Progress, Vox).
  • Bryce Covert, economic policy editor at ThinkProgress, reminded New York Times readers that everyone gets tax breaks from the government, not just the poor (The New York Times).
  • The Council of Spanish Speaking Organizations of Philadelphia joined the National Council of La Raza to host a community meeting that discussed the importance of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC) for Philadelphia’s low- and moderate-income Latino families (Al Día News).
  • Brian R. Corbin, executive vice president of membership services for Catholic Charities USA called on Congress to make permanent key provisions of the EITC and CTC as one of the “top ten no-brainer ideas to end poverty” (S. Catholic Blog).
  • John Bel Edwards, democratic candidate for Louisiana governor, voiced his support for increasing the state’s minimum wage and doubling Louisiana’s EITC (WRKF Radio).
  • Michael Walden, Reynolds Distinguished Professor at N.C. State University, called for the reinstatement of North Carolina‘s EITC to help the state build a tax system that is simple, transparent, and family and business friendly (The News Observer).
  • On Thursday, October 15, The Financial Clinic will host the first Annual National Financial Goal Day, celebrating those working to help others achieve financial security and improve financial mobility. Events will take place in six cities across the nation, as well as online. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/1K6zk3M