The Impact of the Child Tax Credit

Categories: Policy & Advocacy, Still Standing

For the second half of 2021, millions of families across the nation received monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit (CTC), the nation’s first “child allowance”. This was possible through a temporary increase in the credit’s maximum amount from $2,000 to $3,600 for children under 6 years old and $3,000 for children 6 to 17 …

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Invest in Illinois children, families and our early childhood workforce in FY2023

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Children in Child Care Class
Illinois has long been a national leader in the provision of early childhood services – supports that are essential to giving infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families a fair and equitable shot at success in school and life. Despite decades of support from governors and the Illinois General Assembly, early childhood programs in Illinois …

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Labor trends following the Great Resignation and the need for workforce programs

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Three years into the pandemic, COVID-19 continues to disrupt the labor market. America is no longer struggling with high unemployment rates—instead, we are facing a labor shortage. For much of the pandemic, childcare challenges, low wages, early retirement, self-reflection and worries about the virus kept people from returning to the office. 33 million Americans have …

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