In this 2010 file photo, a woman who is applying for Medicaid and appealing a rejection for disability income, searches through a folder of paperwork while talking with her doctor.
T.J. Kirkpatrick, Deseret News archives
Fifty years since President Lyndon B. Johnson, in announcing his War on Poverty, asserted that the cause (of poverty) may lie deeper in our failure to give our fellow citizens a fair chance to develop their own capacities, policies need to be refined and refocused to address causes, rather than symptoms.
As in 2013, the Deseret News will focus its legislative coverage on the issue of intergenerational poverty, in addition to four other areas of emphasis.
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Utahns and Americans witnessed last week two minority groups in the midst of major societal change. One is arguing for the ultimate recognition before the U.S. Supreme... Read more »
SB262, which would have created a mechanism to fund educational services for families living in intergenerational poverty, was put on hold by its sponsor this session... Read more »
Lawmakers faced three major issues at the start of the 2015 Legislature that have yet to be resolved — Medicaid expansion, religious liberty and... Read more »
Harvard and University of California Berkeley researchers put Salt Lake City on the short list of best places for upward mobility. But a new analysis asks if that's... Read more »
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