Create a permanent, fully refundable CT Child Tax Credit.
A refundable state tax credit for families at up to $600/child for up to three children.
Both working, still struggling. Even in households with two working adults, 21% of children were living in ALICE households before the pandemic.
Maintain the CT EITC at 41.5% of the federal rate into future years.
A refundable state of Connecticut earned income tax credit (EITC) for more than 200,000 CT low- to moderate-income workers benchmarked to the federal EITC.
EITC Policy Fact Sheet
An additional $1,000 covers a month of food or a month’s worth of reliable transportation to work, school and appointments for a family of four.
Continue universal access to no-cost meals into future academic years.
Breakfast and lunch available at no-cost to all students in Connecticut public schools.
No-Cost Meals Fact Sheet
Locked out of assistance. In 2021, more than 40% of ALICE children lived in households that couldn’t afford enough food: most of these families did not qualify for free/reduced price school meals or for SNAP.