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How Much Would a State Earned Income Tax Credit Cost in Fiscal Year 2015?
Updated December 19, 2013
Half of the states and the District of Columbia have enacted earned income tax credits (EITCs) to supplement the federal EITC, the nation’s most effective tool for reducing poverty among working families and children. The federal EITC lifted 6.5 million people — half of them children — out of poverty in …
ALEC Tax and Budget Proposals Would Slash Public Services and Jeopardize Economic Growth
February 12, 2013
Governors and legislatures in numerous states are considering, or have recently enacted, sweeping tax and budget proposals that follow recommendations of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), with potentially adverse consequences for middle- and lower-income families, individuals, and communities across the country. These policies …