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