Each year, the EITC Funders Network partners with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities to shine a spotlight on current federal and state EITC policy and talk about what’s to come in the year ahead. On March 3rd, we were pleased to welcome back Erica Williams, Assistant Director of State Fiscal Research with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and to welcome Dr. Corey Wiggins, Director of the Hope Policy Institute and Nan Madden, Director of the Minnesota Budget Project, to talk about state efforts and strategies. The webinar tackled the following questions:
- What were the accomplishments of 2015 and where are the remaining gaps?
- How would an expanded EITC for single childless workers impact poverty in the US?
- What EITC developments are percolating at the state level? How are state campaigns unfolding in such distinct landscapes as Minnesota and Mississippi?
- How are campaigns thinking about EITC advocacy through a racial equity lens?
To access a pdf version of the powerpoint presentation, click here.
- The EITC: A Working Families Tax Credit for Mississippi (Hope Policy Institute fact sheet)
- Who Receives the Working Family Credit (Minnesota Budget Project fact sheet)