Unnecessarily complicated state child tax credit
It’s safe to assume that the Connecticut child tax credit, like the federal version it’s modeled on, was enacted with the best of intentions. There are undoubtedly people who need a break in times of economic uncertainty, and the state is trying to help provide one. It’s a good political idea and one that makes sense in an era of budget surpluses.
The execution, on the other hand, was something else entirely.