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Michael Madigan

With more money, states weigh expanded tax credits for working families

Match the governor with the quote: Democrat Jerry Brown of California or Republican Charlie Baker of Massachusetts? A. "I have always liked the Earned Income Tax Credit because it doesn't have any particular bureaucracy or complexity, it's just a straight deliverance of funding to people who are working very hard and are earning very little money." B. "You can debate all day how other supports work, but this one's pretty clear: If you work a certain number of hours, and you qualify, you get the credit. I think that's a good thing and I think we should do more of it." If you answered Brown for "A" and Baker for "B," you are...