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Making recent changes to the earned income tax credit (EITC) permanent would help older workers and boost the workforce.
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The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), a key piece of equitable banking legislation, is on the brink of significant modernization. This moment represents an important opportunity to craft effective policy for today, particularly with inequity now being at a level of public consciousness unseen in generations.
About 90 percent of adults with low incomes reported financial challenges, but 65 percent also said they were somewhat or very satisfied with their lives.
Rising food prices hit low-income people hardest. SNAP can help.
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New Hampshire court found that work and community engagement requirements do not support the basic objective of the Medicaid program
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John Cherry had no job, no money, no home. What he did have were debilitating health problems and drug and alcohol addictions. “I hit rock bottom,” says the 60-year-old Washington, D.C., resident.
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Some people take a fitness class before heading to work. Others jog a mile or two. Jennifer Kenealy, 45, gets her morning workout by hauling boxes of children’s books to schools, recreation centers, youth-focused nonprofit organizations and other sites. These are spots where children of low-income…
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“What does the world need me to do?”
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In his penultimate State of the Union address, President Barack Obama on Tuesday night announced wide-ranging proposals he said would improve the economic prospects of the middle class, including helping families pay for college and child care, while giving more workers access to retirement plans.
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The Supreme Court has blocked the implementation of a Wisconsin voter ID law that triggered an intense legal battle and conflicting court rulings.
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