LBP Didja Know? 4-17-23: The Earned Income Tax Credit and paid family and medical leave in Louisiana

The 2023 Louisiana Legislative session gaveled in last week. LBP’s Jan Moller and Stacey Roussel break down two bills that could have a meaningful impact on Louisiana families: House Bill 162 by Rep. Matt Willard, which would double the state Earned Income Tax Credit, and House Bill 596 by Rep. Aimee Freeman, which would establish a statewide paid family and medical leave program.

They include details about safety-net programs like Medicaid, tax credits for low-income workers and educational scholarships and help promote a better understanding of how safety-net programs affect different communities across our state.
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