June 22, 2021

Child Tax Credit expansion could drop child poverty in Florida, experts say [WPTV]

Forrest Saunders writes:

"TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Child poverty could be drastically reduced if Floridians take advantage of the Child Tax Credit expansion. That's according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

The Florida Policy Institute highlighted the findings this week as the White House pushed the state and nation to check eligibility [emphasis added].

'An estimated 65.6 million American children will benefit from improvements to the CTC," the institute said [emphasis added] in a statement. "Including roughly half of all Black and Latino children, whose families (along with other families of color) are disproportionately employed in low-wage jobs because of historic and ongoing discriminatory policies and practices.'"


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