September 2018 Newsletter Interview: Erica Williams, Senior Director of State Policy Initiatives at Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Interview with a Researcher The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) recently released a brief that discusses ways state EITCs make work pay for people of color and women. We followed up with Erica Williams, Senior Director of State Policy Initiatives, to learn more about the role of tax credits in helping to advance…

EITC Funders Network Conversation: Tax Policy and Racial Equity – Spotlight on State and Local Fiscal Policies

We hope you can join us for the funder convening on September 6, 2018 at the 2018 Prosperity Summit: Advancing Racial and Gender Equity Through the Tax Code: Tax Credits and Beyond. In advance of the meeting, we’ve been gathering background materials and supplemental resources. Below is the second video in a short video series on equity and…

June 2018 Newsletter Interview: Laura Speer, Associate Director, Policy Reform and Advocacy at The Annie E. Casey Foundation

Supporting Immigrant Families in a Shifting Policy Landscape Under a newly proposed federal rule, immigrants seeking admission to the U.S. or applying for lawful permanent residency could be denied if family members, including U.S. citizen children, receive public benefits for which they are eligible under federal law. These new “public charge” rules are not yet…

Proposed “Public Charge” Regulation includes Non-Cash Benefits such as the EITC, SNAP, and CHIP

The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a new federal regulation that expands the definition of “public charge,” – a term used by U.S. immigration officials to describe a person who “is likely to become primarily dependent on the government for subsistence.” The proposed expansion of this definition would allow officials to factor in the…