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.
The 2013 Legislature was summed up as calm and even boring as lawmakers tried to stay away from controversy and put their focus on education and other issues important... Read more »
Children ages 12 and older could petition courts through attorneys to ask that their parents' parental rights be restored in limited circumstances under a bill passed... Read more »
A bill to establish a state-level earned income tax narrowly passed in the Utah House of Representatives on Monday evening, advancing to the Senate by a vote of 41-30. Read more »
Utah will create a state commission to develop policy recommendations to end intergenerational poverty and dependence on public assistance programs. Read more »
Through a combination of advanced placement, concurrent enrollment and early college courses, students are able to begin their post-secondary studies early and in most... Read more »
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