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MA Lawmakers Work to Enhance Tax Credits for Working Families

Originally posted on Public News Service.

Children’s HealthWatch Senior Research and Policy Analyst Charlotte Bruce said that benefits everyone.

“When you look at the data of how families spend tax credits, particularly if they’re done periodically,” said Bruce, “they’re really being used to afford basic needs and other enrichments for their child.”

Those needs include rent, food, and the high cost of child care – expenses many families struggled with throughout the pandemic. At least seventeen states have invested in family tax credits this year, so far.