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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level State
State(s) Hawaii
Source Hawai'i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Democracy & Governance
Hawaii has not only the highest cost of living in the country, but also the ninth highest rate of poverty, the second highest rate of homelessness, and the fourth heaviest tax burden on the poor. However, two major federal antipoverty programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level County
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice
The Cuyahoga EITC Coalition is a coalition of organizations that offers free tax preparation services to low- and middle-income families in Cuyahoga County. They helped over 8,000 families with their tax returns last year, resulting in more than $11 million in tax refunds. The coalition...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source U.C. Berkeley Center For Labor Research and Education
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Health, Finance & Procurement
This paper evaluates the large number of progressive policies the city of San Francisco has enacted in the last decade. This includes increased labor protections, enhanced union rights, local earned income tax credits, and a universal health access program....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center
Policy Areas Children & Families
A child’s first three years of life is the most rapid and sensitive period of development, and it sets the foundation for long-term health and wellbeing. All children deserve the opportunity to be born healthy and raised in nurturing, stimulating, stable, and secure care environments...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) All States
Source Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Children & Families
In offsetting federal income and payroll taxes and supplementing the earnings of low-wage workers across the country, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is one of the most effective anti-poverty programs in the U.S. However, the EITC provides little or no benefits to workers without...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2004
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National League of Cities
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Education, Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families
This report guides City officials in helping eligible residents access and maximize the benefits of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a tax credit for low-to-moderate-income individuals and families. In addition, the report highlights strategies for promoting awareness and outreach,...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2023
Level State
State(s) Louisiana
Source Louisiana Budget Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Earned income tax credits (EITCs) reward hard work, bridge racial economic disparities, improve children's health and academic outcomes, and promote equity. This fact sheet advocates for state lawmakers to reaffirm their commitment to working families by doubling the state-earned...

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