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April 2013

Apr 18
April 18
Addressing Poverty with Policies that Work

CFPC staffers Danielle Oswald-Thole and Anne Discher presented April 8 at the Poverty Summit sponsored by the Graduate Program in Public Policy at the University of Northern Iowa. Their talk, "Addressing Poverty with Policies that Work," reviewed poverty trends in Iowa and highlighted three specific effective policies that are currently in the political spotlight: the earned income tax credit, Medicaid expansion and child care assistance.

 

January 2013

Jan 19
January 19
Raise Iowa's Earned Income Tax Credit: The First Priority for Tax Reform

Iowa’s earned income tax credit is one of the only provisions in state tax code that recognizes the additional expenses facing working families with children. But Iowa’s EITC—set at 7 percent of the federal credit—comes nowhere close to offsetting those expenses. Iowa can narrow the gap for low-income working families by raising the state EITC to 20 percent of the federal credit.

 
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