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Rachel Richards

Rachel Richards

Rachel Richards is the Fiscal Policy Director with the Michigan League for Public Policy.

COMMENTARY

Column: Michigan’s K-12 budget is a good first step, but kids deserve more in the future

By: - September 9, 2021

My son started fifth grade last month, and many more kids around the state are starting school this week. Back to school season is always filled with excitement — learning new subjects and seeing friends — and anxiety.  Last year had a significant learning curve , filled with figuring out what “synchronous” and “asynchronous” meant, […]

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Column: Congress must help families by making EITC and Child Tax Credit boosts permanent

By: - August 1, 2021

The American Rescue Plan Act, signed by President Joe Biden on March 11, provided the nation with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to make historic and bold investments in our people.  These investments include temporary expansions of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) — by expanding it for workers without qualifying children —and the Child Tax […]