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PNS Daily Newscast - August 14, 2020 

Trump rebuffs Biden's call for a national mask mandate; nurses warn of risks of in-person school.

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Looking for a Little "Extra Credit" for Low-Income Coloradans

July 30, 2007

Colorado has a state earned income tax credit on the books to help low-income families but due to conflicts with TABOR laws, it isn't making it to Coloradans that could use the extra financial boost. A campaign is crisscrossing the state to gather stories from low-income Coloradans and discuss solutions like the EITC. Jessie Ulibarri is with the Colorado Progressive Coalition, which wants to make the credit permanent and double the amount families can receive.

"It can mean putting clothes on the backs of their kids, it can mean fixing a car, it can mean putting food on the table, literally. For lots of folks, a $400 tax credit could be a huge windfall for them."

Jennifer Eby with the Douglas County Community Services Division says low-income families are living paycheck to paycheck across the state, even in places like her county, which has an affluent reputation.

"Twelve percent of the Douglas County population is having difficulty in actually making a living wage or making a wage where they can be self-sufficient for their family."

The "Paycheck Away" tour stops in Castle Rock Monday evening and future stops include Durango, Thornton, Lamar and Fort Collins.

Eric Mack, Public News Service - CO