Expanded child tax credit worked and should be reinstated

Bangor Daily News

With the stalling of President Joe Biden’s spending plan, the fate of the more generous child tax credit looks bleak, which is bad news for the millions of families who received a financial boost last year. In Maine, about four out of five kids live in households benefiting from 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 story, first published January 4, 2022, in the Bangor Daily News.