As ITEP’s Local Policy Director, Kamolika provides local tax analysis and recommendations to lawmakers, advocates, researchers, and the public. Kamolika initially joined ITEP as a State Policy Analyst; in this role, she monitored trends in state tax policy, primarily in the South and mid-Atlantic regions. Before joining ITEP, Kamolika promoted tax justice, affordable housing, and workforce development policies at the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. Prior, Kamolika worked as a State & Local Policy Manager for Prosperity Now where she advocated for policies that promote financial stability, wealth and prosperity for low- and middle-income communities.
Kamolika received her Master of Public Policy (MPP) from the Ford School at the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
kamolika at itep.org
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The nation’s capital has a once-in-a-decade opportunity to advance a stronger and fairer local tax code. New draft recommendations from a key advisory panel will help leaders make the most of the moment.
Most states already offer their own Earned Income Tax Credits, typically matching a certain percentage of residents’ federal EITC, but this is still a rarity among localities.
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