Advocates call for the permanent expansion of the child tax credit in Maine

As lawmakers negotiate an end of the year tax package, Arthur Philips, a policy analyst with the Maine Center for Economic Policy, says they should reinstate the expanded tax credit, which he says cut child poverty in Maine nearly in half.

“I think this is really a matter of priorities between giving tax breaks to very profitable corporations, the biggest on earth, versus making sure the families have what they need to support their kids and give them a healthy childhood,” he says.

Click here to read the full story, first published December 5, 2022 in Maine Public.