(CBS San Francisco) — Raising a child costs money… lots of money. Government estimates put the number at over $230,000 per child , not including college. And that figure can be much higher based on the local cost of living. The Child Tax Credit was put in place over two decades ago to lessen the financial burden. Parents and guardians of the approximately 66 million children in qualifying households are about to receive some more help from Uncle Sam. The American Rescue Plan, signed into law in March, raises the amount of the credit and changes how it’s implemented. The $1.9 trillion COVID relief package increases the Child Tax Credit from $2,000 to up to $3,600, depending on the child’s age and the family’s income. Qualifying parents will no longer have to wait for their tax refunds to see that money either. Payments will be issued on a monthly basis starting this summer. READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment On The Way? How Will The Expanded Child … [Read more...] about Child Tax Credit: Parents Will Soon Get A Monthly Check, But For How Much?
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Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder and executive director of Black Lives Matter’s national arm, has funneled business to a company led by a man she identified as the father of her only child, a Daily Caller News Foundation review of business records, interviews and social media posts found. The company, Trap Heals, was formed just days before partnering with Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation and later became the charity’s “lead developer of the art & cultural efforts,” according to business records, interviews and an archived version of Trap Heals’ website. Two other activist groups Cullors led paid Trap Heals a collective $238,000 to produce an election night livestream and for consulting services, campaign finance records show. In numerous public mentions of their work, Cullors and Turner did not disclose that they had a child together. But in at least one instance , Turner said Cullors was directly involved in Trap Heals’ partnership with BLM Global Network. … [Read more...] about BLM Co-Founder Patrisse Cullors Has Funneled Business To Company Run By Father Of Her Only Child, Records Show
This week, a federal appeals court ruled that the parents of three young teenagers who died in a car crash while using Snapchat’s “speed filter,” should have the right to sue Snap over what they claim is the platform’s role in the accident. NPR reports that in May 2017, three young men were driving at rapid speeds down a long, cornfield-lines road in Walworth County, Wisconsin. While the 17-year-old driver of the vehicle accelerated to 123 miles per hour, one of the men opened the Snapchat app on his phone where he used the app’s highly controversial “speed filter,” which displays the users’ current speed on-screen to document the drive. The vehicle then ran off the road and crashed into a tree, killing all three young men immediately. Now, a federal appeals court has ordered that the parents of the young men should have the right to sue Snap Inc. The ruling, from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has set off an intense debate about the future … [Read more...] about Court Rules Snapchat Can be Sued Over Alleged Role in Fatal Car Crash
The first two bills introduced by the Colorado House and Senate on the opening day of the 2020 session Wednesday made clear that public and mental health will be priorities for lawmakers this year. It’s a continuation of the work Democrats started last year after they took complete control of the statehouse, said House Speaker KC Becker of Boulder. “We did great things last year and truly made a difference in the lives of people in every corner of our state, from the Western Slope to the Front Range and from southern Colorado to the Eastern Plains,” she said. “We work for the people, and there is more work to be done.” House Bill 1 calls for raising the minimum age to buy tobacco and nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, to 21. The bill has bipartisan support, led by Rep. Kyle Mullica, D-Thornton, and Rep. Colin Larson, R-Littleton. Other House bills introduced Wednesday call for lowering health care costs, ending prison gerrymandering, increasing K-12 education … [Read more...] about 2020 Colorado legislature: Young people’s mental and physical health are top priorities
Navalny’s fate not our business Re: “The Cold War playbook won’t help Navalny,” April 26 commentary Hal Brands advocates for America to support Russian dissident Alexei Navalny. There are political and moral arguments in favor of intervening, but there are also reasons that we should mind our own business. It is worth pointing out that Vladimir Putin enjoys significant popularity among Russians. As of October 2020, his approval rating was 65%, according to the Levada Centre poll. If America’s purpose is to see Putin unseated, and if we succeed in that goal, it is likely that the next Russian leader will be similar — or worse. Furthermore, Putin was elected in a process that was at least superficially democratic. There are national leaders that enjoy America’s support that cannot make the same claim — Abdel Fatah al- Maybe we should just admit that our motivations in supporting Navalny are purely political, and that our only goal is to keep sanctions in place and … [Read more...] about Letters: Navalny’s fate not our business (5/3/21)