- Reduce the number of children living in poverty and in areas of concentrated poverty.
- Enact a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) at a percentage of the highly successful federal EITC to help working families make ends meet.
- Assist families in accessing benefits for which they are eligible and simplifying the application process to receive these benefits.
- Ensure families have access to responsible lending and financial services and are not harmed by high-interest loans.
- Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children Earned Income Tax Credit Work Team – Working toward the passage of a state Earned Income Tax Credit. For more information, contact Stephen Lin at email@example.com.
- Kentucky Coalition for Responsible Lending – Promoting fair lending practices and protecting family assets.
The Ripple Effect and Child Poverty
You remember, don’t you? You’re that twelve-year old kid on a hot summer day. You and your friends are exploring that lake or pond or stream. And you pick up a handful of jagged rocks and toss them into the … Continue Reading
Improvements to the Child Care Assistance Program Go into Effect Today
Good news! Several family-friendly improvements that will increase access to child care go into effect September 1, 2016. 1. More families are now eligible for child care assistance. Thanks to Governor Bevin and the Kentucky General Assembly, income limits for … Continue Reading
The Child Advocate’s Guide to the Bevin Administration’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver Proposal
As child advocates, we have concerns about the impact of the Bevin Administration’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver proposal on Kentucky kids and families. In this guide, we equip child advocates with information about the 1115 Medicaid Waiver proposal and address a number … Continue Reading
Kentucky Kids Need Your “WHYs?” and “WHAT IFs?”
This week, the New York Times featured an article from Warren Berger, the author of the wonderful book “A More Beautiful Question.” Berger reminded organizations of the power of asking, “Why?” and “What If?” Two weeks ago you read about the data … Continue Reading
Proposal to Transform Kentucky’s Medicaid Program: Is It Good for Kids?
We at Kentucky Youth Advocates are asking, “Is it good for kids?” while trying to understand the proposal by the Bevin Administration to transform Kentucky’s Medicaid program. From our perspective, we see some positives but also have some concerns. Children … Continue Reading
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