The expanded child tax credit was signed into law in March, increasing the potential maximum payout in 2021 to $3,600 for children under the age of 6 and $3,000 for children between the ages of 6 and 17.
Deal would keep higher-earning taxpayers from directly having to pay a new 3.5% surcharge to fund schools by capping their maximum tax at the current top rate of 4.5% and using general fund cash to pay schools the difference.
According to HB 2770, “a business in this state is not required to enforce on its premises a mask mandate that is established by this state, a city, a town or county or any other jurisdiction of this state”.
School districts across the state will have flexibility on how the federal funding will be spent. Leaders are required to submit reports, detailing how they’re spending it and those reports will be public.