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Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

Day: December 7, 2018

December 3 – 7, 2018

U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in November, adding just 155,000 jobs. That’s below this year’s average monthly gains but enough to suggest that the economy is expanding despite sharp gyrations in the stock market.


The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services gave Florida approval to shorten its Medicaid retroactive eligibility period from 90 to 30 days, according to a letter from administrator Seema Verma.


While the ruling goes against the LePage administration, the judge pushes the enrollment date back to Feb. 1, when the governor will be Janet Mills, an advocate of expansion.


Kentucky is moving ahead to revamp the state’s Medicaid program, adding work requirements and other changes sought by Gov. Matt Bevin.


Health care advocates says they have found it difficult, if not impossible, to find out exactly what “medically fragile” means from Medicaid.


There is less than one week left of the public comment period for the proposed “public charge” rule.


Mobility Connection moves public housing voucher holders to areas with less poverty.


After months of back and forth over food stamp work requirements, Congress reaches a deal on the farm bill.


New Census report, comparing 2012 to 2017, shows poverty is decreasing but the number of people receiving food stamps is rising, proving how difficult it an be for people and families to reach the American Dream.


Released on Thursday, the numbers take a microscope to the city’s formidable 26 percent poverty rate, revealing fault lines of distress and hardship.


The problem’s intensifying in much of Hamilton County, even as Cincinnati and parts of Northern Kentucky continue to to have high rates


Based on ongoing surveys, the five-year estimates are the only comprehensive data set for the 2,316 counties with populations too small to produce accurate estimates each year.


New research from Microsoft says that far fewer people have broadband internet access than government statistics have shown.