Charleston Gazette-Mail, Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Williamson Daily News – West Virginia’s senior senator has suggested restricting a program currently sending families $250-$300 per month, per child — a move that could hamper education outcomes and reduce the number of children in the state receiving the benefit by more than half. Read the full article.
According to national news reports, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has suggested imposing work or education requirements and a family income cutoff around $60,000 to continue qualifying for the enhanced Child Tax Credit. Originally implemented through previous COVID-19 relief legislation, this enhanced version increased the money families receive, the proportion of families receiving it and the speed at which they receive it.
Manchin’s office didn’t say this week what his current position is on this enhanced Child Tax Credit, which is part of continued negotiations over Democrats’ imperiled legislation to expand the social safety net and help address climate change.
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