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Monthly Payments of Up to $300 Per Child Are Starting for Most Families — and Could Keep Coming for Years

As the U.S. government prepares to send out up to $300 a month per child to millions of families this summer, the payments could end up coming for years rather than fading away as planned. Bucknell Professor Christopher Ellis ’00, political science, and co-director of the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, says in this story that once a government benefit is established, particularly one that gives cachet to a wide swath of Americans, it’s really difficult to roll those kinds of things back.

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