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Mass. is flush with cash, so now what?

Originally posted on The Boston Globe. With record-setting billions in revenue, we should push to provide tax relief for working families Re “Bakers call for tax relief gets some traction in Senate” by Matt Stout (Page A1, May 5): Over the past two years, leadings in many states have increasingly made use of the Earned […]

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Lawmakers may rebalance Baker’s tax relief plans

Originally posted on WBUR. Lawmakers will be making election-year choices on how to handle the lame-duck governor’s proposal. Some who testified during the hearing indicated Baker’s bill could serve as a starting point for the committee to assemble its own tax policy legislation. Mike Festa of AARP Massachusetts floated incorporating a tax credit to support […]

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The Healthy Families EITC Coalition Submits Witten Testimony to the MA Joint Committee on Revenue

On February 22, 2022, the Healthy Families EITC Coalition submitted testimony to Chairman Cusack, Chairman Hinds, and distinguished members of the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Revenue on H.4361: An Act to improve Massachusetts’ competitiveness and reduce the cost of living. On behalf of the Healthy Families EITC Coalition, we strongly urge the Committee to include […]

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Written Testimony to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means

On October 1, 2021, Children’s HealthWatch and the rest of the Healthy Families EITC Coalition submitted testimony to inform the distribution plan for the $4.8 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding in Massachusetts. On behalf of the Healthy Families EITC Coalition, we strongly urge the Committees to allocate a portion of the […]

Written Testimony to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means and the House Committee on Federal Stimulus and Census Oversight

On September 22, 2021, Children’s HeathWatch submitted testimony to inform the distribution plan for the $4.8 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding in Massachusetts. In this testimony, Children’s HealthWatch urges the Committees to allocate a portion of the funds to programs that reduce health disparities in the Commonwealth. Specifically, we strongly advocate […]

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Children’s HealthWatch Statement on ARPA and Public Charge

Children’s HealthWatch applauds the recent passage of the American Rescue Plan Act and celebrates the withdrawal of federal appeals and subsequent vacatur of the harmful Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2019 public charge rule. Together, these actions ensure families have resources necessary to afford basic needs and signal a strong commitment to expanding and restoring […]

Friday, January 29, 2021 – Please Join Us For The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) Statewide Kickoff

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 – Please Join Us For The Connection Between Economic Security And Family Health

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – Virtual Congressional Briefing – Promoting Child Health Equity through the Tax Code: Opportunities to Enhance the EITC and CTC and Improve Child and Family Health

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The Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit: Building on Success for Healthy Families

Key Takeaways The EITC and CTC are two successful federal tax credits for workers with low and moderate incomes that boost family financial resources and lift families out of poverty. Research shows that expansions of these working-family tax credits directed towards families with the lowest incomes would effectively lift children out of poverty, improve the […]