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Update on Florida Child Sex Trafficking

The Good and Not-So-Good News About Florida's Anti-Trafficking Response. First, the good news: Florida leads the nation in a comprehensive approach to addressing child sex trafficking, according to the latest annual scorecard by Shared Hope International and the Institute for Justice and Advocacy. The not-so-good news? Florida only scored a C. In addition, 40 out of 50 states received an F grade and 10 states received a D. When Shared Hope International began releasing its annual state report card ten years ago, it created a legal framework to challenge states to enact comprehensive responses to address child sex trafficking. The latest report card assesses not just criminal provisions, but also ...Read More

2022-02-26T07:02:04-05:00February 26, 2022|Breaking News, Top Stories|

Capitol Report: Victories for Some Children But Not For Others (Yet)

Another fallout from Manchin’s machinations. Nine out of every 10 families can benefit from the child tax credit, but the inability of the U.S. Senate to extend it from pandemic relief to a permanent pre-tax fixture could have millions missing out. There is no doubt that the expanded child tax credit reduced the number of children living in poverty by nearly 40%! There is no doubt that each household could receive up to $3,600 for each child under 6 years old, and up to $3,000 for each child between 6 and 17 years old. But rather than providing the credits in monthly increments, families are now required to wait until ...Read More

2022-02-10T06:38:41-05:00February 10, 2022|Breaking News, Capitol Report|

File Taxes by April 18th to Receive Full Child Tax Credit

The Child Tax Credit could reach 9 of every 10 children in Florida! Each household could receive up to $3,600 for each child under 6 years old, and up to $3,000 for each child between 6 and 17 years old. Yet, many families still do NOT realize they are eligible for these funds or may not know they must file taxes by April 18 to receive their full tax credit. Your help is needed is helping us spread the word. A staggering total of 3,833,000 Florida children are eligible, according to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.  Important Facts EVERY CHILD WITH A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IS ELIGIBLE (even ...Read More

2022-02-07T17:00:26-05:00February 7, 2022|Breaking News, Top Stories|