First, we talk about the nuts and bolts of the newly expanded child tax credit with Chris Wimer from the Center on Poverty and Social Police at Columbia University. The changes in the tax credit come as a result of the American Rescue Plan and raise the tax credit for 2021 by $1,000 or $1,600 per child depending on age. We explore who benefits from the credit and the future of the program.
Then, Senator Melissa Agard joins us to talk about a senate proposal to raise the minimum wage in Wisconsin. Agard introduced a bill last week with Representative Lisa Subeck to raise the minimum wage to $15 over the next two years and will tie the minimum wage to inflation.
Christopher Wimer is the co-director of The Center on Poverty and Social Police at Columbia University where he researches the measurement of poverty and disadvantage, historical trends in poverty, and the impacts of social policies on the poverty rate
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