Amid rise in child poverty rates, Maine child tax credit expected to buoy 3,500 youth

Those percentages come from what’s called a “supplemental poverty measure,” which accounts for government benefits, post-tax income and costs of running a family such as commuting, child care and healthcare, explained James Myall, an economic policy analyst for the Maine Center for Economic Policy (MECEP).

Click here to read the full story, first published September 19, 2023 in Maine Morning Star.