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University of Wisconsin–Madison
Poverty-related issues in the news, from the Institute for Research on Poverty

June 10 – 14, 2019

But a handful of cities are starting to provide counsel in civil court.


Forget the school of hard knocks. Trauma and poverty hurts kids, a Penn and CHOP study finds.


Instead of giving cash assistance to poor families, states are widening the racial divide.


Low-income Americans who use government safety net programs could be affected by a number of proposed rules and actions in areas such as housing, food aid, overtime and immigration.


Officials in L.A.’s suburbs say they are indeed in compliance with a court ruling that says cities cannot stop homeless people from sleeping on sidewalks.


Having to come up with $1,000 unexpectedly can be a challenge for anyone. NPR’s recent poll on rural health found that especially true for one group: people with disabilities.


Patients who say they were mistakenly cut from Georgia’s Medicaid rolls cite great difficulty in trying to talk to state services to fix the problem.


It’s largely because tens of thousands of people were booted from Medicaid rolls following bolstered eligibility checks.


Minnesota is one of about a dozen states trending in a positive direction. But the price tag is still too high for low-income students at most of the state’s two- and four-year schools.