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Poverty

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  • Smarter approach to food stamps [Commentary]

    Smarter approach to food stamps [Commentary]
    Fifty years ago this week, the Food Stamp Act of 1964 was signed into law. The goal was to ensure that those of us with the least would not be without food. In the ensuing decades, the program adapted to cultural, economic and technological changes and...
  • Hiking L.A.'s minimum wage is a win-win

    Hiking L.A.'s minimum wage is a win-win
    Of all major cities in the country, Los Angeles has the highest percentage of population living in poverty. After decades of slow job growth and stagnant wages, 28% of Angelenos — 1 million people — today live below the poverty line. Our city'...
  • FCC should push Comcast to get Internet to more low-income families

     FCC should push Comcast to get Internet to more low-income families
    Promises, promises. To win federal regulators' approval for its acquisition of NBC Universal, cable giant Comcast promised in 2011 to offer low-cost Internet connections to millions of low-income households in its service area for three years. Now,...
  • Agency strips shuttered health clinic group of funding

    Agency strips shuttered health clinic group of funding
    Nearly two months after People's Community Health Centers shut the doors to five low-income health clinics in Baltimore city and Anne Arundel County, a federal agency confirmed it is no longer providing critical grant money to the nonprofit group....
  • Hillary Clinton touts family issues and hints at 2016 domestic agenda

    Hillary Rodham Clinton joined some of the most powerful women in Congress on Thursday to push for advances on affordable child care, paid family leave and raising the minimum wage that could create greater economic progress for women. Clinton, fresh off...
  • Some Subsidized Health Plans Could Jump In Price

    HARTFORD — Some people who buy health insurance on Connecticut's public exchange and receive a subsidy could see their premium jump more than 20 percent next year, a consulting group said Thursday. However, the prices will vary from county to...
  • House Republicans reject Medicaid alternative

    RICHMOND — The House of Delegates on Thursday took a bit less than an hour to debate, and dispose of, the one proposal on expanding coverage for low-income Virginians to come before it during its special session on Medicaid. It voted 64 to 33 to...
  • USAID is incubating start-ups to tackle poverty problems

    With his nifty PowerPoint slides and carefully crafted pitch, Yashraj Khaitan might be mistaken for any other fast-talking, code-savvy Bay Area millennial boasting that he has hit on the idea to solve a vexing world problem. Yet, in Khaitan's case, some...
  • UCF joins with other universities to help low-income students graduate

    UCF joins with other universities to help low-income students graduate
    The University of Central Florida and major universities from 10 other states have joined to help students from low-income families earn college degrees, hoping that by sharing ideas all the institutions will see graduation rates rise. UCF President...
  • Poverty rate posts 1st drop since 2006 thanks to more full-time jobs

    Poverty rate posts 1st drop since 2006 thanks to more full-time jobs
    The nation's poverty rate dropped last year for the first time since 2006, but the typical household income barely budged in a sign of the continuing sluggish economic recovery from the Great Recession, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. The decline in the...
  • L.A. Chamber formally denounces Garcetti plan for $13.25 minimum wage

    The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce formally came out against Mayor Eric Garcetti's $13.25 an hour minimum wage proposal on Tuesday, saying that boosting the rate would "reduce, not increase the number of jobs" in the city. Chamber President and...