Post by Logan on Apr 5, 2016 6:03:11 GMT -6
When DuPont Co. came calling, it took the General Assembly only days to pass a pair of corporate tax breaks worth tens of millions of dollars.
But after Democrats and Republicans alike sprinted to protect high-end research and management jobs, lawmakers are now deliberating on how to help those on the opposite end of the income ladder – those languishing in poverty.
Some of that discussion has already bogged down in familiar partisan battlefields, like debates over the minimum wage and the size and scope of a taxpayer-funded safety net.
But are a few proposals that seem to be getting traction, like a bill to improve the state's Earned Income Tax Credit or a push to make it easier for residents to get certifications they need for good-paying jobs.
Read more: www.delawareonline.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/04/delaware-legislature-poverty/82417712/