Child Tax Credit

As child poverty doubles, states launch or expand their own tax credits

BY: - September 22, 2023

The federal pandemic-era child tax credit expansion lifted millions of children out of poverty in the second half of 2021. But Congress allowed it to expire at the end of that year, and new U.S. census data shows the child poverty rate more than doubled in 2022, erasing the record gains that were made. “It […]

New census data shows a quarter of WV kids were living in poverty in 2022

BY: - September 18, 2023

One in four children in West Virginia were living in poverty in 2022, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week. West Virginia was the only state in the nation to see its rate of child poverty increase from 2021, according to the data. That increase — a 20% change from […]