City, ‘burbs see dramatic increase in children living in poverty

May 1, 2008

The Daily News reports, “Child poverty increased dramatically in Philadelphia and its suburbs from 2002 to 2006, according to a report by Public Citizens for Children and Youth.”

Source: City, ‘burbs see dramatic increase in children living in poverty

Coffee, pastries and hope on menu at new library cafe

April 17, 2008

The Daily News reports, “The cafe, a collaboration among the Free Library of Philadelphia, Project HOME and Bank of America, officially opened yesterday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and speeches from project organizers and cafe employees.”

Source: Coffee, pastries and hope on menu at new library cafe

From Welfare Shift in ’96, a Reminder for Clinton

April 11, 2008

The New York Times reports, “In the summer of 1996, President Bill Clinton delivered on his pledge to “end welfare as we know it.” Despite howls of protest from some liberals, he signed into law a bill forcing recipients to work and imposing a five-year limit on cash assistance.”

Source: From Welfare Shift in ’96, a Reminder for Clinton

Working poor struggle to get by

April 8, 2008

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports, “Being working poor is like living in another America, a lesser country where you go to a job, pay bills - do everything right - and still teeter perilously close to the edge.”

Source: Working poor struggle to get by

Housing bill gives more to businesses

April 4, 2008

USA Today reports, “A measure billed as boosting the slumping housing market showers money-losing businesses with $25 billion in tax relief in the next few years but offers just $3 billion to homeowners.”

Source: Housing bill gives more to businesses

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