During Governor Moore’s first State of the State address he made a bold commitment to “end child poverty in the state of Maryland.” As a part of this pledge, Moore announced the Family Prosperity Act, a package deal that permanently increases the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and creates a Child Tax Credit (CTC) that would reach about 2% of Maryland children. While it is incredibly refreshing to have a leader in Annapolis take such a strong stance against child poverty, the Family Prosperity Act continues a pattern of legislation that leaves behind the poorest families.
Opinion: Maryland’s Earned Income Tax Credit leaves the poorest behind. There’s a better way
March 30, 2023