New child tax credits offer lifeline for some Maine families

Portland Press Herald

“This year’s expansion of the Child Tax Credit will help many Mainers make ends meet, but without action from Congress, the rug will be pulled out from under those families when expanded eligibility and benefits expire in 2022,” said Garrett Martin, executive director of the Maine Center for Economic Policy, which advocates for policies to help low-income Mainers as well. “Our elected officials must make these improvements permanent to help improve the lives of children, from all races and backgrounds, for generations to come.”

Click here to read the full story, first published June 27, 2021, in the Portland Press Herald.