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Low-income workers will have a few extra dollars in their pockets come this time next year, thanks to a new bill that increases the Earned Income Tax Credit.  State Representative Barbara Flynn Currie says the idea is to reward hard-working families.

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The EITC will jump from five-percent to seven-point-five-percent next year.  It jumps to ten-percent in 2014.  About two-and-a-half-million families will benefit from the increase.

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State Senator Toi Hutchinson says she understands the struggle of working mothers.

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