Child tax credits gain steam in states after federal success

They have been embraced by some legislators on the left and right.
A general view of the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013. Completed in 1779, it is the country’s oldest state capitol still in legislative use. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Lawmakers this year in Maryland, New Mexico, New York and Utah created or expanded tax credits for families with children to help them pay the bills. More states could follow in the coming weeks.

A Colorado child tax credit enhancement is close to becoming law, while legislators are still debating new or expanded credits in Maine, Minnesota and Massachusetts.

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