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Wisconsin News Covers Working Families Tax Cuts As Ron Johnson Doubles Down On His Opposition

As U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson continues to attack the American Rescue Plan’s expanded child tax credit that’s set to benefit 39 million families starting on July 15th — including nearly 1.2 million children in Wisconsin — media outlets across Wisconsin are covering how the tax cuts will lift up working families.

The expanded child tax credit is a life-changing provision for the next generation, and news outlets across the Badger State are reporting that it will offer extra financial support to families who need it most — something that Ron Johnson just doesn’t seem to support.

Making the Child Tax Credit permanent under President Biden’s American Families Plan, would lift 45,000 children out of poverty in Wisconsin and cut the state’s child poverty rate by 45 percent.

Here’s a look at what Wisconsinites are reading and watching on the upcoming expanded child tax credit benefits:

WFRV-TV/CBS 5 Green Bay: “Monthly tax credit payments hit bank accounts in July… and will be distributed for nearly 65 million kids…”

WMSN-TV/ FOX 47 Madison: “Expanded Child Tax Credit Payments Start Hitting Bank Account in July”

WLUK-TV/ FOX Green Bay: “36 million American families will get a chance to spend hundreds more every month….”

WAOW-TV/ABC 9 Wausau: “Parents could start seeing some extra cash in their bank accounts when the advanced child tax credit rolls out…”

Wisconsin Examiner: “U.S. makes it easier to enroll in expanded child tax credit; advocates call for permanent increase” 

Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service: “Families with children could soon get extra financial help. Here’s what you need to know about the expanded child tax credit” 

WGBA-TV/ NBC 26 Green Bay: “For one Brown County organization, they say this credit can also help parents struggling to pay for child care. ‘It can be more expensive to send your infant to child care than it can be to send your child to college for the university tuition so the child tax credit  may be really able to help those families,’ said Paula Breese, Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W. Executive Director.”

Wisconsin Public Radio: “The nation’s childcare system is expensive for parents, and providers on thin margins struggle to pay workers. President Biden’s American Families Plan would extend a $3,000 child tax credit for working parents and includes a $15 an hour wage for childcare workers.”

WXPR: “‘For families with children under the age of six, it’s $300 a month that those families will be receiving,’ Boissiere observed. ‘So, at a time when families are concerned with being able to pay their mortgage, or to pay their rent or to provide food for their families, it’s a significant amount.’ But she noted it’s only a one-year expansion, and advocates are urging Congress to make it permanent.”