On Tuesday morning, legislators, advocates, experts and working families across the state will hold a press availability to discuss the working family tax credit bill filed recently for this upcoming legislative session, prior to a legislative workshop on the bill SB 254 in the state Capitol. The legislative workshop will be held in the Commerce and Tourism Committee from 10am-12pm in the Toni Jennings Committee Room, 100 Senate building.
Last year, the Florida Legislature chose to give approximately $500 million back to the wealthiest corporations, instead of providing tax relief to working families who need it most. This legislation, SB 254, sponsored by State Senator José Javier Rodríguez, would commission a study on the expansion of the federal earned income tax credit to help millions of working families in our state, which experts have said would put an average of $250 in the hands of the hardest working Floridians.
Prior to the legislative workshop, Senator José Javier Rodríguez, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities senior fellow Elizabeth McNichol, Florida Policy Institute CEO Sadaf Knight, faith leader Pastor Andy Oliver of Allendale United Methodist Church, and Pinellas County School Board member and community advocate Rene Flowers will be available to media to discuss what they hope to achieve with the legislative workshop, and why they feel that this legislation would be a major step forward for Florida’s working families.
Press Call on Working Families Tax Fairness Legislation
WHO: State Senator José Javier Rodríguez
Elizabeth McNichol, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Sadaf Knight, CEO at the Florida Policy Institute
Pastor Andy Oliver, faith leader at Allendale United Methodist Church
Rene Flowers, Pinellas County School Board member and community advocate
WHEN: Tuesday, November 5th at 9:00 AM
WHERE: RSVP to [email protected] to receive the call-in information.