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The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) offers a series of Policy Briefs designed to provide a quick introduction to basic tax policy ideas that are important to understanding current debates at the state and federal level. This week, with the unveiling of grim figures from the Census Bureau describing how poverty has increased in 47 states compared to last year, we are featuring updated policy briefs describing two critical anti-poverty tax policies. Both are immediately available to lawmakers at the state level seeking to mitigate the effects of poverty for their constituents.