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Targeting Policies That Help Families Stay Afloat

Forecast ’24: In 2024, lawmakers will continue efforts to make housing and nutritious food more accessible and affordable, stabilize the child care industry and improve child welfare court processes.

State Legislatures News

Child Welfare Enacted Legislation

The database on this page allows you to search 2012-2022 enacted child welfare legislation in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories by state, topic, keyword, status and/or primary author.

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.

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.

Earned Income Tax Credit Enactments

Thirty-three states, the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico have enacted a state earned income tax credit (EITC). This table is a compilation of state EITC laws enacted from 2009-present.