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Poverty

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Top Poverty Articles

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  • Commentary: The rush to humiliate the poor

    Commentary: The rush to humiliate the poor
    Rick Brattin, a young Republican state representative in Missouri, has come up with an innovative new way to humiliate the poor in his state. Call it the surf-and-turf law. Brattin has introduced House Bill 813, making it illegal for food-stamp...
  • Letters to the editor

    Earth Day a good time to support EPA Earth Day events are taking place across the Fox Valley. I remember last year when the Izaak Walton League gave out 350 pine tree seedlings to Ellis Middle School science N.E.R.D.S. to plant at home or at the new...
  • Consumer advocate wants to block PPL's proposed 42 percent fixed-rate hike

    Consumer advocate wants to block PPL's proposed 42 percent fixed-rate hike
    The Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate is asking state regulators to halt PPL's proposed $167.5 million rate hike, in part because it would unfairly pick on low-income ratepayers. In a 10-page complaint filed this week, the office argues that PPL's...
  • Driver's license suspensions push poor deeper into poverty, report says

    Driver's license suspensions push poor deeper into poverty, report says
    Traffic-court fines layered with escalating fees and penalties have led to driver's license suspensions for 4.2 million Californians — or one in six drivers — pushing many low-income people deeper into poverty, a report released Wednesday by a...
  • Kansas and Missouri consider welfare laws that stigmatize the poor

    Kansas and Missouri consider welfare laws that stigmatize the poor
    There must be a political school of thought predicated on the belief that nonexistent problems should be addressed in the meanest way possible. How else to explain the bills being considered by lawmakers in Kansas and Missouri that restrict what...
  • Follow Christ's values and principles [Letter]

    As we contemplate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ during this time of year, we should also contemplate his life and teachings. Christ conveyed a message of peace and directed us to care for the least among us. He preached that we should...
  • Shift to clean energy helps Florida's low-income citizens: New Voices

    Shift to clean energy helps Florida's low-income citizens: New Voices
    If business as usual continues, climate change will destroy the lives of millions of Floridians as sea levels rise and put coastal cities like Miami under water. And while some of our leaders prefer to stick their heads in the sand, a growing number of...
  • Hunger still a concern in flashy South Florida

    Hunger still a concern in flashy South Florida
    South Florida thrives as a care-free Mecca for tourists. But it's also home to hundreds of thousands of hungry natives, including children, according to figures from one of the region's largest food banks. In Broward County, 15 percent of the...
  • Congressional Republicans lobby Obama on health care pool

    A dozen Florida Republicans in Congress urged President Barack Obama on Wednesday to renew a low-income health care pool that the state has used while refusing to expand Medicaid.  Sen. Marco Rubio and 11 members of the U.S. House signed a letter to...
  • In bipartisan effort, Scott, Hanna team up on preschool access bill

    Rep Bobby Scott, D-Newport News, is teaming up with Republican Congressman Richard Hanna of New York to propose a new federal-state partnership to expand access to preschool. Their bill would fund preschool for four-year-old children whose families earn...
  • Can the government reduce poverty while also slashing the budget?

    Can the government reduce poverty while also slashing the budget?
    An important but often neglected debate broke out in Washington last week: Which political party can do more for the nation's poor? The occasion was a conference at Georgetown University on how religious groups can alleviate poverty. It turned into an...