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The California Budget & Policy Center hosted a special briefing event on the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC), a refundable state tax credit modeled after the federal EITC that helps people who earn little from their jobs afford basic necessities.

As part of our Policy Perspectives Speakers Series, this event discussed Governor Gavin Newsom’s plans in the 2019-20 state budget proposal to significantly expand the CalEITC. Budget Center analysts examined how this expansion would work, who would benefit from it, and issues policymakers should consider as this proposal moves forward. Speakers were:

Alissa and Sara’s comments drew from our latest guide, Expanding the CalEITC: A Smart Investment to Broaden Economic Security in California

View slide deck presentation.

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