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.
In three years, Sen. Stuart Reid has guided an effort to address intergeneration poverty from the research stage to tapping state and federal funds for after-school... Read more »
Members of the Senate Education Committee voted unanimously Wednesday to recommend a bill establishing a grant program to provide extra-curricular tutoring for... Read more »
A bill that would allow for extended-day learning and other initiatives for children affected by intergenerational poverty passed an initial vote by the Senate on Monday. Read more »
Some of the most active debate of the 2014 legislative session came during discussion of HB96, which would allow private firms to invest in preschool programs for... Read more »
Rep. Lynn Hemingway, D-Salt Lake City, proposes to raise Utah's minimum wage to $10.25 an hour and give restaurant servers and those who work mostly for tips a $1... Read more »
A Senate committee endorsed a bill Monday that would create a grant program for after-school instruction in reading and math aimed at "rescuing" children from... Read more »
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