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Rep. Ted Budd: Marriage Is the Ticket Out of Poverty

Why are some millennials more financially secure than others? The answer has to do with individual life choices. Americans who graduate high school, start working, get married, and have children—in that order—are significantly less likely to fall into poverty than others. These four core life choices, when sequenced together, provide the best …

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SF Lives: A ‘poverty scholar’ gives visibility to homeless people

The jumpsuit is county-issue orange but author, activist and self-described poverty scholar Lisa “Tiny” Gray-Garcia is not a fugitive, nor is she trying to make a fashion statement. “I purposely wear my soiled and torn jail suit as an intentional, un-invisibilizing of criminalized houseless people,” she said. Houseless, landless and …

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Chloe Learey: Child tax credit for those who need it most

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Chloe Learey, the executive director of Winston Prouty Center for Child and Family Development in Brattleboro.  The 2017 tax bill included a provision for an increase in the child tax credit. The amount per child went up to $2,000, and families making up to …

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Trump says the economy is great. Millennials disagree

In President Donald Trump‘s mind, a signature achievement of his presidency is the American economy, something he hammered home in his State of the Union address last week.  “Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. . . . Tonight, I stand before you to share the incredible results,” …

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