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Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, December 6

Dec 6, 2017

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First hour: Understanding the Earned Income Tax Credit

Second hour: NPR's special coverage of President Trump's remarks on Jerusalem

We're discussing taxes -- specifically, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). The EITC is a federal and state anti-poverty program that assists low income households by giving them extra cash based on their income. In Monroe County, approximately 60,000 households will receive an average of $4,000 between the federal and state EITC. This hour, our guests help us understand what the EITC is, who it benefits, the pros and cons of the program, and what you need to know. In studio:

  • Pete Nabozny, early childhood policy director at The Children's Agenda
  • Berta Rivera, director of the C.A.S.H. program at the Empire Justice Center
  • John D. Foote, retired enrolled agent

Then in our second hour, NPR's special coverage of President Trump's remarks on Jerusalem.