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Update: Michigan Lawmakers Still Considering Cuts That Would Affect 1 Million Kids

Michigan's working families should have access to the Earned Income Tax Credit.

Lawmakers in Lansing are still in negotiations, and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) -- a 6 percent tax credit that helps more than 800,000 low-income, working families and an estimated one million kids -- is still in consideration. Read more on this issue here.

Common Sense Kids Action has joined the Michigan League of Public Policy to encourage lawmakers in Lansing to preserve the estimated $117 million that could be lost by Michigan families. We recently celebrated the creation of a California EITC, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in June. We believe Michigan's families deserve the same access to this tax credit and will continue to work with partners and lawmakers to protect the Michigan EITC.

JR Starrett
JR oversees Let's Invest Large in Youth (LILY), a multi state program for Common Sense Kids Action. In this capacity JR works with a team of internal and external stakeholders to identify and introduce state based legislation that will positively impact kids. Prior to joining Common Sense, JR served as a seasoned political operative managing campaign efforts for some of the nation’s most competitive races. JR was recognized as a Rising Star by Campaigns and Elections magazine in 2014. He currently lives in San Francisco with his wife Morgan. JR is a frequent contributor to Campaigns and Elections Magazine, contributing to the Campaign Insider column.