GovBeat: Poverty

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014

Who would be affected by a federal $10.10 minimum wage

Here’s a look at the share of different working populations that would be earning less than $10.10 by mid-2016 without the proposed wage hike.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  map, maps, minimum wage, newsletter, Poverty, States

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Rhode Island Session Preview: A tough ‘hangover’ awaits lawmakers

Ocean State voters may remember some of this year’s fights from 2013.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:30 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, income inequality, pension, pension reform, pensions, Poverty, Rhode Island, session preview, tax, tax reform, taxes

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 12/17/2013

The 49 states of rising child poverty

Over five years, poverty among school-aged kids rose in 964 counties. It fell in 17.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:04 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Counties, maps, newsletter, Poverty

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 11/08/2013

Poverty in 13 states is worse than we thought

A new measure seeks to more accurately measure poverty.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:02 PM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Poverty, Rankings

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 10/28/2013

After Friday, states will lose $5 billion in food aid

Funding provided by the stimulus bill in 2009 runs out on Friday, and poor families will see benefit cuts.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:41 PM ET, 10/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Alabama, California, economy, farm bill, food aid, Food Stamps, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, newsletter, Poverty, snap, States, texas

Posted at 01:25 PM ET, 10/23/2013

States rethink asset tests for food benefit recipients

States are reconsidering asset caps for recipients of government food aid.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:25 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food Stamps, newsletter, Poverty, Rankings, snap, States, tanf, wealth

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 10/17/2013

Poor children now make up a majority of school children in South and West

More than half of students in the American South and West come from low-income homes.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:46 AM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education, Poverty, Rankings, States

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/23/2013

Half the households in this N.Y. congressional district rely on food stamps

Half of Rep. Jose Serrano’s constituents received food stamps last year.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, Florida, New York, Poverty, texas

Posted at 06:01 AM ET, 09/23/2013

How the GOP food-stamp bill adds to state bureacracy

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:01 AM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Poverty

Posted at 09:31 AM ET, 09/20/2013

House food stamp bill would shift burden for the poor to the states

The House food-stamp bill passed on Thursday shifts some of the burden of caring for the poor to the states.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:31 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Food Stamps, Poverty

Posted at 10:46 AM ET, 09/18/2013

In four states, more than a fifth of residents are living in poverty

Mississippi, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arkansas lead the way.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:46 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Poverty