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January 10, 2014
 

Amid Slow Recovery, Some States Turn to Tax Credits for Working Poor

Last year, at least 15 states sought to help the working poor by building upon the federal Earned Income Tax Credit. The program has historically enjoyed bipartisan support, but this week, a potential presidential candidate proposed replacing it.

 

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