States Have a Role in Anti-Poverty Efforts

First Focus
Megan Curran
February 14, 2011
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First Focus reports on an Illinois study of poverty levels correlated with specific votes in Congress on anti-poverty measures. The take-away lesson is that good votes in Congress must be accompanied with good implementation at the state level. With child poverty rates expected to continue to rise, votes to cut back on services that help families care for their kids are short-sighted and counterproductive.

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