For the “Reimagining the Golden State: Creating Economic Opportunity for the Next Generation” conference hosted by the Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans, Senior Policy Analyst Sara Kimberlin discussed the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) and what the recent expansion of this important tax credit in the 2018-19 state budget means for low-income workers in California.
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