In case you missed it, a Friday report from the Charlotte Observer highlights that the candidates in North Carolina’s divisive GOP Senate Primary came together to reaffirm their opposition to the expanded child tax credit, a middle-class tax cut for working parents, which last week began hitting bank accounts as a part of congressional Democrats and President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.
According to the Charlotte Observer, “The top Republicans in the race” criticized the existing expansion and “did not endorse making the expanded credit permanent.” That’s no surprise as Ted Budd, Mark Walker, and Pat McCrory, had each previously criticized the package that included the tax cut.
In the months ahead, North Carolina voters will continue to hear about Budd, Walker, and McCrory’s opposition to the expanded child tax credit, which Carolina families are calling a “blessing” that “takes away a layer of stress,” because it’s putting money in the pockets of 1.1 million families and lifting up 1.8 million children in the Tar Heel state.
Here’s what Budd, Walker, and McCrory are running against:
- Charlotte Observer: Should expanded child tax credit be made permanent? NC’s Senate candidates weigh in.
- Charlotte Observer: ‘It takes away a layer of stress:’ Child tax credit payments hit NC bank accounts
- Spectrum News 1: Potential economic impact of child tax credits
- NC Policy Watch: “The most ambitious part of the pandemic stimulus package signed by President Joe Biden earlier this year is about to hit the bank accounts of millions of U.S. parents.”
- Raleigh News & Observer: Here’s who will get advance monthly payments of the Child Tax Credit
- Public News Service: Pandemic-Relief Measures Can Help More NC Kids
- Greensboro News & Record: Increased low-income reported in more than half of children across Piedmont during COVID. What are the solutions?