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Child poverty estimates point to a record low in 2021 | Opinion

BY: - September 6, 2022

Here's how it could have been even lower.


Child tax credit’s end means many families will struggle to put food on the table | Opinion

BY: - January 25, 2022

The payments were widely credited with bringing about huge declines in poverty and malnutrition.


Why won’t Congress just extend the child tax credit? | Opinion

BY: - January 21, 2022

Proponents of using the child tax credit to alleviate poverty need to reach an agreement with those who insist that it must encourage low-income parents to work.


Congress must raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for Build Back Better | Opinion

BY: - November 14, 2021

From small towns and downtowns, more of us are also reckoning with our nation’s deep racial injustices and disparities, and seeking ways to right those wrongs.


Report: Federal spending on children rose to 4-year high in 2021 | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 12, 2021

The share of federal spending on children rose to 11.2 percent in 2021, a 3.5 percent increase over 2020, a new report concludes.


I’m disabled and on a fixed income. The child tax credit is helping me make ends meet | Opinion

BY: - October 29, 2021

I used the August CTC payment to buy him new clothes and shoes, especially to keep him warm as winter approaches.


We need education — not misinformation — on the child tax credit | Opinion

BY: - October 17, 2021

We can’t fix economic inequality with the wave of a wand. But the child tax credit and its potential permanence is a step in the right direction.

With thousands eligible, Philly Mayor Kenney, schools chief Hite urge city parents to claim child tax credit

BY: - June 28, 2021

Starting next month, more than 90 percent of Philadelphia families with children will be eligible for new monthly payments from the federal government of $250 or $300 per child from the Child Tax Credit.

‘That is how we will lift up our nation’s middle class’: In Pgh, VP Harris touts child tax credit

BY: - June 21, 2021

In her first visit to Pittsburgh since becoming vice president, Harris met with children in a summer camp program at a neighborhood rec center.


How lifting children out of poverty today will help them tomorrow | Opinion

BY: - April 27, 2021

Many studies conducted in recent years show that lifting children from the burdens of poverty has the potential to improve their health and ability to get a good education.

Monthly checks to flow to Pa. children, families under tax credit tweak in new federal stimulus

BY: - March 14, 2021

The sweeping legislation includes billions of dollars to support child care facilities, expand food assistance benefits, and send cash straight to families' bank accounts.