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New KIDS COUNT County Level Rankings on Child Well-Being Reveal Need for Smart Investments in KY Kids

Contact: Andrea Bennett 502-381-1178 Jeffersontown, KY – The 2013 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book, released today by Kentucky Youth Advocates highlights the need for smart investments to ensure kids in all counties have the best opportunity to thrive in childhood and succeed as adults. This is the 23nd annual release of the Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book, part of the Kentucky KIDS COUNT project. The KIDS COUNT project monitors progress for Kentucky's [...]

By |2013-12-10T00:00:48-05:00December 10th, 2013|News Room|

New Report Shows A State Earned Income Credit Would Help Kentucky Families and the Economy

Jeffersontown, KY -Thousands of Kentucky families and communities could see immediate and long term benefits, at little cost to the state,  if policymakers implemented a state Earned Income Credit (EIC), also known as EITC, according to a new Blueprint for Kentucky's Children issue brief from Kentucky Youth Advocates. The issue brief, A State Earned Income Credit Would Help Kentucky Families and Local Economies, examines the federal EIC's 30-year track record of lifting children and families out of [...]

By |2013-12-03T06:00:52-05:00December 3rd, 2013|News Room|

Earned Income Credit in Kentucky: It’s About Families

At a recent meeting of community advocates I had the opportunity to participate in an activity wherein all participants took a few moments to brainstorm slogans, logos, or catchphrases in support of enacting an Earned Income Credit (EIC) in Kentucky. Although we represented a diverse array of organizations, all attendees support enacting a state-level EIC and, as such, my first inclination was that all of our respective responses would be more or less similar to [...]

By |2013-11-18T15:49:34-05:00November 18th, 2013|Blog, Economic Security|
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