The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps people who work but struggle to get by on low wages, while also reducing poverty, increasing tax fairness, and boosting local economies across the state. Doubling the Illinois Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from 10 to 20% of the federal EITC is one of the best investments Illinois can make.
This map allows Illinois residents to explore their legislative district and see how EITC effects them.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:datamade/eitc-map.git cd eitc-map # to run locally python -m SimpleHTTPServer
navigate to http://localhost:8000/
We used the following open source tools:
- GitHub pages - free static website hosting
Our map was built using open data from Chicago and Cook County:
- 2011 Illinois House Districts
- Brookings Tax Year 2012 EITC Interactive
- Characteristics of EITC-Eligible Tax Units in 2012 by State - Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings
- EITC Table from IRS Compliance Data Warehouse, Tax Year 2012
- Derek Eder - developer, content
- Eric van Zanten - developer, GIS data merging
Errors / Bugs
If something is not behaving intuitively, it is a bug, and should be reported. Report it here: https://github.com/datamade/eitc-map/issues
Note on Patches/Pull Requests
- Fork the project.
- Make your feature addition or bug fix.
- Commit, do not mess with rakefile, version, or history.
- Send a pull request. Bonus points for topic branches.
Copyright (c) 2015 DataMade and Voices for Illinois Children. Released under the MIT License.