Expanded child tax credit should be a priority for Congress

Bangor Daily News

When the expanded credit expired at the start of this year, the child poverty rate rose quickly and significantly.

In Maine, about four out of five kids live in households benefiting from the expanded credit, according to the progressive Maine Center for Economic Policy. The vast majority of low-income families receiving the benefit said they used it to pay for necessities – most often food, and the biggest benefits went to rural areas.

Click here to read the full op-ed, first published November 27, 2022 in the Bangor Daily News.