Illinois Democrats Push Expansion of Tax Credits

Illinois Democrats Push Expansion of Tax Credits

(IOCI RADIO) – Senate Democrats are pushing a package of bills that they say will “help get Illinois families pack on their feet.”

The legislation includes an expansion of the state’s earned income tax credit and the creation of an Illinois child tax credit, sponsored by Sen. Mike Simmons of Chicago.

Other proposals increase funding for early childhood education programs and make more families eligible for child care assistance.