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Food

HB1587. Needs funding again this year for incentives to buy fruits and vegetables with food stamps.

HB2262/ SB6309. Needs funding again this year to extend food stamp purchasing power when buying at local farmers markets.

Income

House Bill 2441. TANF improvements. Temporary Assistance to Needy Families is a major source of bridging support for families trying to get back on their feet. This bill gives some leeway for the state to extend benefits when families are trying their best but do not meet the ever-tighter federal rules.

HB1136. Allows 100% of child support to go to the family, not the state.

HB 1527. Working Families Tax Credit. State version of the highly successful federal Earned Income Tax Credit, extending it to more families with broader criteria for need.

Housing

HB1591. Homeless Bill of Rights. Aligns state law with Martin vs. Boise ruling that governments cannot criminalize sleeping outdoors if there are no alternatives provided.

SB6366. Affordable housing tax exemption. Provides Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) exemption for nonprofits purchasing property to provide affordable housing.

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