28 Jun: Turner/Rice Legislation Restoring Full Funding For Eitc Clears Senate

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner (D – Mercer, Hunterdon) and Senator Ronald L. Rice (D – Essex) that would restore the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to full funding for New Jersey residents has cleared the full Senate.

“By and large the earned income tax credit is considered one of the most effective means of fighting poverty in the United State s. To cut that benefit during a time of economic recovery was simply cruel and, frankly, lacking in sense. Restoration of that funding is not only the right thing to do, but it is an effective way to give people a lift during these difficult economic times,” said Turner.