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With child nutrition waivers expiring, school leaders fear kids will go hungry

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Ohio Valley ReSource · With child nutrition waivers expiring, school leaders fear kids will go hungry MAYFIELD, Ky. (OVR) — Pizza is on the menu at Mayfield High School, a favorite among the 200 students that pour into the western Kentucky cafeteria, grabbing red trays and finding their place in line during the lunch rush…. Read More

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Why America has been so stingy in fighting child poverty

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — It was heralded as a game-changer for America’s social safety net. It dramatically reduced child poverty. But, last month, the enhanced Child Tax Credit — a kind of “Social Security for kids” — expired, and millions of American children sank back into poverty. In March 2021, President Biden and congressional Democrats… Read More

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The expanded child tax credit briefly slashed child poverty. Here’s what else it did

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Blink and you could have missed it. For six months, the United States experimented with an idea that’s new here but is already a backstitch in the social fabric of many wealthy nations: a monthly cash payment to help families cover the costs of raising children. Less than a year in,… Read More

Children draw on top of a canceled check prop during a rally in favor of the child tax credit in front of the U.S. Capitol on Dec. 13, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

Families are in distress after the first month without the expanded child tax credit

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Had Congress renewed the expanded child tax credit at the end of last year, Jen Cousins would have received $1,000 from the government on Jan. 14. She would have used the money to fix the brakes on her family’s only vehicle, a minivan. She would have taken her four kids to… Read More

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris arrive for an event to mark the start of monthly Child Tax Credit relief payments, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Washington.

Families Receive Sorely Needed Child Tax Credit Payments

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BUCHTEL, Ohio (OVR) — The Robsons, like the vast majority of U.S. households with children, began receiving the Child Tax Credit last week – the latest part of the American Rescue Plan to be put into action. Jaclyn Robson says it was sorely needed.  “I don’t want to have to work 60 hours a week… Read More