Investments in Work Support Initiatives
How the EITC Hits Home in Iowa, District by District
One out of every six Iowa households benefits from the federal Earned Income Tax Credit, bringing $412 million into the state economy in 2010 alone. The golder and greener the spots on the map at right, the greater the use of the credit by moderate- and low-income working families.
Read Iowa Fiscal Partnership Backgrounder. 5/14/13
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How much working families need a boost from the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) can be seen in light of the actual costs of raising a family in Iowa.
Read our Iowa Fiscal Partnership Backgrounder. 4/5/13

Iowa EITC Boost Could Lift Thousands from Poverty
Full report (17 pg) 6/30/09
Executive summary (1 pg) 6/30/09
News release (2 pg) 6/30/09
Expanding Iowa's Earned Income Tax Credit could lift more than 3,000 families out of poverty while improving tax fairness and lessening demands on public services.
Medicaid Expansions: An Opportunity to Make Work Pay and Boost Incomes
Full report (23 pg) 6/10/09
Executive summary (4 pg) 6/10/09
News release (2 pg) 6/10/09
Increasing health-coverage access by expanding Medicaid eligibility can expand workersí options for employment while improving income and long-term economic opportunity for low-income families.
Education Pays in Iowa
Full report (31 pg) 5/28/09
Executive summary (4 pg) 5/28/09
News release (2 pg) 5/28/09
Iowa could boost its economy and budget, help low-income workers and better prepare for the future if the state were to invest more in workforce education.
Child Care: Iowa Can Improve Quality and Access
Full report (35 pg) 3/25/09
Executive summary (5 pg) Revised 9/9/09
News release (2 pg) 3/25/09
Backgrounder (2 pg) 4/14/09
Expanding child care assistance would assure both quality care and returns to Iowa. The state should strengthen regulations and enforcement.
Backgrounder (2 pg) 9/25/09
The federal stimulus legislation — the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — includes help for an expansion of services, at no cost for a year, if the state were to accept that help and use it as intended.