Opinion: Go big on the Child Tax Credit to slash poverty — and boost Illinois’ economy

PMCR researcher and economist at the Illinois Economic Policy Institute penned this op ed at Crain’s.

“When the expanded federal Child Tax Credit was temporarily adopted during the pandemic, child poverty was reduced by 36% and $1 billion was injected into Illinois’ economy, creating 18,000 jobs. But Congress allowed it to expire. As a result, child poverty has more than doubled.