A State EITC Would Lift Thousands of Californians Out of Poverty

An analysis released yesterday by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) confirms that a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) would reduce economic hardship in California and lift thousands of Californians out of poverty. According to PPIC’s estimates, the Governor’s proposed state EITC would lift 70,000 Californians, including 31,000 children, out of poverty. Importantly, PPIC also estimates that 1.28 million Californians would experience less severe poverty because of this new state EITC, making it an important step toward further reducing economic insecurity for California families. For more information on the impact of a state EITC in California, see our recent coverage and stay tuned for additional analysis.