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Poverty

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Top Poverty Articles

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  • 'Greg Gutfeld Show' debuts May 31 on Fox News

    'Greg Gutfeld Show' debuts May 31 on Fox News
    If you admire Greg Gutfeld on "The Five," you'll be happy to know he's getting his own prime-time show on Fox News Channel. "The Greg Gutfeld Show" debuts at 10 p.m. May 31, Roger Ailes, Fox News chairman and CEO, announced Thursday. The weekly series...
  • Proposed tax credit for California's poor receives bipartisan support

    Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposal for a state tax credit for California’s poorest working families was praised by both Democratic and Republican legislative leaders Thursday, but that warm bipartisan embrace wasn’t extended to other portions...
  • How Mayor Pawlowski can truly help Allentown schools

    How Mayor Pawlowski can truly help Allentown schools
    We all know the old adage that solving other people's problems is easier than solving our own. Presently we see this on display in Allentown as the mayor attempts to fix the city schools by taking control of the school board. To this end, he has heavily...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown wants tax credit for poor in California's budget

    Gov. Jerry Brown wants tax credit for poor in California's budget
    Gov. Jerry Brown, who has faced criticism for not doing more to combat persistent poverty in California, will include a new tax credit for the state's poorest families in his revised budget plan Thursday. The change would keep more money in the...
  • Work injuries can lead to poverty

    Work injuries can lead to poverty
    Reliance on food stamps and dependence on public health care programs should not be the fate for Illinoisans injured at work. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal for workers’ compensation, which the Tribune ardently supports, would diminish employee...
  • New approach to poverty needed

    New approach to poverty needed
    The policies over the past 50 years or more to overcome the culture of poverty have failed. Although all men and women may be created equal, a person's character begins to be formed the moment a newly-born infant is placed in his or her mother's arms....
  • Obama: Stereotypes on left, right a hurdle to ending poverty

    Obama: Stereotypes on left, right a hurdle to ending poverty
    It wasn't your typical panel discussion: President Barack Obama sat down Tuesday with leading thinkers from the left and right to reflect on poverty, income inequality and the stereotypes that get in the way of finding solutions. "The truth is more...
  • Gov. Scott draws Republicans in Congress into Medicaid dispute

    Gov. Scott draws Republicans in Congress into Medicaid dispute
    WASHINGTON Facing a state budget crisis, Gov. Rick Scott persuaded Republican allies in Congress on Tuesday to try to force the Obama administration to help Florida cover low-income families without expanding Medicaid. Republicans responded by lashing...
  • Mulligan and Riley: Communities help low-income students succeed

    What would you call a school where more than half the students have such limited financial means that they qualify for a free- or reduced-price lunch? Here's what we should be calling it: normal. According to a recent report from the Southern...
  • Saving Sandtown-Winchester: decade-long, multimillion-dollar investment questioned

    Saving Sandtown-Winchester: decade-long, multimillion-dollar investment questioned
    When local leaders announced an "extraordinary partnership" to revitalize Baltimore's depressed Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood in 1989, they said the construction and rehabilitation of hundreds of houses would serve as the foundation for a community-...
  • Why market forces will overwhelm a higher minimum wage

    Why market forces will overwhelm a higher minimum wage
    The slogans are everywhere: Fight for 15; People Not Profits; One Job Should Be Enough. Worsening income inequality and the persistence of poverty have spurred a movement to raise the minimum wage, at both the national and state levels. Some West Coast...