News Release: Catholic Conference Applauds Senate for Creating a State Earned Income Tax Credit

Measure Will Prove To Be The Best Piece of Legislation Passed This Year, Says Conference

August 30, 2006

(LANSING)—Michigan Catholic Conference Vice President for Public Policy Paul A. Long made the following statement today after the Senate voted unanimously to create a state earned income tax credit:

“Creating an earned income tax credit as part of the minimum wage compromise represents a positive bipartisan effort to promote the human dignity of the state’s working poor population,” says Long. “A state earned income tax credit piggy-backing on the federal credit will not only benefit low-income families, but will also help to generate needed economic growth in our state. The Conference congratulates those from both parties who voted in favor of the working poor as the creation of this common sense tax measure will prove to be the best piece of legislation passed this year.”

Michigan Catholic Conference is the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in this state.

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