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Rethinking the Removal of Kids From Moms Struggling With Addiction

Amid the drug addiction and overdose crisis, state governments are finding ways to support the needs of mothers in recovery while keeping their infants and young children safe. These state efforts reflect a shift in greater child welfare policy toward family preservation.

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Earned Income Tax Credit Overview

Overview of state and federal earned income tax credits, including recently enacted legislation. EITC is a tax credit that reduces the amount of federal income tax owed and is refundable if the tax filer's credit is larger than their tax liability.
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Child Tax Credit Overview

The federal government and twelve states offer child tax credits to enhance the economic security of families with children, particularly those in lower- to middle-income brackets.
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