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News Round-Up: November 24, 2014

November 24th, 2014

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 RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

News Round-Up: November 10, 2014

November 10th, 2014

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 RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

  • We released a compilation of our recent interviews with conservative thought leaders on expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit, as well as commentary on federal and state proposals to expand the credits. (Tax Credits for Working Families)

  • State and local treasurers have been leading efforts to boost financial stability for lower-income families, including public awareness campaigns that incentivize workers to collect the EITC. (The New York Times)

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News Round-Up: November 3, 2014

November 3rd, 2014

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 RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

  • Lawmakers are exploring a post-election deal that could make permanent key expansions to the federal Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for lower-income workers, currently scheduled to expire in 2017. (The Chicago Tribune)

  • A brief from the Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) illustrates how an expanded EITC could help ensure economic stability for noncustodial parents and younger adults without children. (CSSP)

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News Round-Up: October 27, 2014

October 27th, 2014

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 RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

  • A policy paper written by Glenn Flores of the University of Texas Southwestern and Bruce Lesley of First Focus identifies poverty as the number one threat to children’s health. The paper urges lawmakers to extend key Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit expansions to help improve the health of children from low-income families. (The Hill)

  • Research from the Center for Rural Affairs Rural Family Economic Security project focuses on the prevalence of EITC recipients in rural America. (Creighton.edu)

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News Round-Up: October 20, 2014

October 20th, 2014

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 RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

  • The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ analysis of the most recent Census data found that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit together lifted 9.4 million people out of poverty in 2013, including 4.9 million children. All safety net programs, including both credits, lifted 39 million people out of poverty that same year. (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 1, 2)

  • An 18-state bus tour led by Americans United for Change is making its way around the country promoting policies such as an increased minimum wage and expanded EITC that help middle-class workers. (The Des Moines Register)

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News Round-Up: October 14, 2014

October 14th, 2014

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 RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

News Round-Up: October 6, 2014

October 6th, 2014

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 RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

News Round-Up: September 29, 2014

September 29th, 2014

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

News Round-Up: September 22, 2014

September 22nd, 2014

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 RSS feed, where you can filter news by a specific credit and/or state.

News Round-Up: September 15, 2014

September 15th, 2014

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

  • As part of our “Ideas from the Right: Conservative Approaches to Tax Credits for Working Families” series, we sat down with National Review senior editor Ramesh Ponnuru to discuss his recommendation to both lower the top tax rate and increase the federal Child Tax Credit. (Tax Credits for Working Families)

  • A new research paper from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst finds that having children exacerbates income inequality between men and women. The author recommends expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to help lessen the gap in pay. (Business Insider)

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