Senate Dems push for CT to pass earned income tax credit bill

Senate Democrats are pushing state lawmakers Thursday to pass a bill that would help residents who can't afford the high cost of living.

The Democrats want state lawmakers to approve an earned income tax credit bill. The bill would benefit those who make $38,000 a year or less. According to the director of the Connecticut Association for Human Services, nearly 170,000 households would qualify for the earned income tax credit.

The state tax credit would be in addition to the federal one, which now provides residents who qualify with up to $4,500 a year. Twenty states have already passed earned income tax credit bills.

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