One of Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget cuts is to repeal a welfare benefit called the “Earned Income Tax Credit.” Currently, the program redistributes around $340 million annually from Michigan taxpayers to low-income workers.

Michigan did not offer this form of welfare until 2008, and today is one of just 20 states* that do. Only five states offer a benefit more generous than Michigan’s.

 *Three states offer tax credits for low-income workers that are not "refundable," and so are not welfare benefits because the state doesn't hand out checks to anyone.

Stay Engaged

Receive our weekly emails!

~~~~~

Related Articles:

The Flint Water Crisis and the Challenge of City Infrastructure

Let Them Work: Solutions for Michigan’s Overbearing Occupational Licensing Laws

Vernuccio Interviewed by Wall Street Journal

New Bills Would Put Teeth Into Ignored Teacher Strike Law

Your Tax Return Fundraises For These Nonprofits

Karl Marx the Most Assigned Text at Michigan Colleges