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  • 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...
  • Scott compares feds to 'Sopranos' in health-care tiff

    Scott compares feds to 'Sopranos' in health-care tiff
    FORT LAUDERDALE — In an escalating war over health care, Gov. Rick Scott on Friday compared the Obama administration with a TV mobster family and accused the president of not caring for low-income families. “They don't care about the low-...
  • Gentrifying L.A. without displacing the poor: Lessons from S.F.'s Tenderloin

    Gentrifying L.A. without displacing the poor: Lessons from S.F.'s Tenderloin
    Los Angeles may be replacing New York City as the gentrification capital of the United States. The national media seem positively obsessed with the transformation of once little-known communities like Highland Park; gentrification battles in Boyle...
  • Charles Lane: Christie's Social Security proposal has merit

    Charles Lane: Christie's Social Security proposal has merit
    Don Quixote tilted at windmills. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seems bent on running for president, even after his reputation took a whack over that traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge. Even more improbably, he wants to campaign on a sweeping...
  • Car donation helps drive women from poverty to self-sufficiency

    Car donation helps drive women from poverty to self-sufficiency
    The new car feeling is like few others, full of hope, pride, a bit of anxiety and a lot of responsibility. For Caress Pouncy, it means a whole lot more. "This is truly a blessing," Pouncy said before being handed the keys to a fully refurbished 2010...
  • Polk sheriff prevails in suit filed by Southern Poverty Law Center

    A federal judge today ruled in favor of the Polk County Sheriff's Office in a lawsuit filed by a civil rights group alleging abuse of juvenile inmates. The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a class-action lawsuit in 2012. The Sheriff's Office called...
  • Dental care advocates wary of Illinois' cuts to low-cost services

    Dental care advocates wary of Illinois' cuts to low-cost services
    For social service providers who have witnessed the state's frequent flip-flops on funding dental benefits for low-income adults, the prospect of the program getting axed again is a bad case of history repeating itself. Just three years ago, Illinois'...
  • Scott pleads for federal help to cover poor

    Scott pleads for federal help to cover poor
    WASHINGTON — Hoping to stave off a state budget crisis, Gov. Rick Scott pleaded for federal spending on Wednesday to renew an expiring health care program that covers the cost of care for more than 800,000 low-income Floridians. He came away...
  • States watching Medicaid standoff between Florida, Obama

    The Obama administration rebuffed Florida's Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to extend federal funds for hospitals that treat the uninsured, increasing the pressure on states that have refused to expand coverage for low-income people under the president's...
  • Liberation theology rehabilitation continues at Vatican

    The Vatican's rehabilitation of liberation theology is continuing under Pope Francis with the movement's founder appearing at an official Vatican event next week talking about "a poor church for the poor." Peruvian theologian the Rev. Gustavo Gutierrez...
  • Republicans use Baltimore to relaunch the war on the War on Poverty

    After a brief lull, the GOP war on the War on Poverty is back on. As the debate in Baltimore turns toward how to bring economic opportunity to poor cities, Republicans are arguing, again, that the government assistance programs launched by President...