Month: July 2021

Community Impact Newspaper: Families receive monthly payments beginning July 15 from increased child tax credit

Eligible parents with children under 18 are about to have more money in their bank accounts because of a newly expanded Child Tax Credit. There is no limit to the amount of eligible children a family can have to benefit from the CTC, and there is no limit to the amount families who can receive …

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San Antonio Express News: Ted Cruz mocked for blasting Democrats who fled Texas

Democratic U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett represents communities in San Antonio and Austin. In 1979, Doggett and other state senators left the state to stop an election bill. Doggett said he applauds state Democrats for trying to do the same. “Our courageous colleagues in the Texas legislature chose not to be accomplices by sitting at their …

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Austin Chronicle: Texas Bill Gives Localities a Way Past State Obstruction to Medicaid

More than a decade after the Affordable Care Act’s passage – and three U.S. Supreme Court rulings upholding the national health care law, the most recent just a few weeks ago – 12 states continue to hold out on expanding Medicaid coverage for millions of lower-income residents, despite the ACA’s guarantees of federal funding for …

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