Volunteer Rachel Hurlbut (cq) helps Elvis Henderson with his tax preparation at the Montgomery County Job Center. Some in Ohio are working to get the Earned Income Tax Credit to more people as a means to both fight poverty and boost the economy. Policy Matters Ohio, left-leaning think tank, presented a proposal to the Ohio House Finance and Appropriations Committee last week to create a state-level EITC, as 24 other states have done. This is opposed by some, including the Buckeye Institute. The Ohio United Way meanwhile is trying to get the estimatedJIM WITMER / STAFF
The nation’s largest cash-assistance program for the working poor has doubled in size since the 1990s and is plagued with an overpayment rate of up to 25 percent, one of the largest error rates of all federal programs, a Dayton Daily News analysis has found.
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