Stories tagged: "poverty"


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Here’s How the Child Tax Credit Helped Pennsylvania Families Deal With Inflation

The final monthly payment of the child tax credit arrived last week—families will get another six months’ worth when they file their taxes in 2022—but President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress want to extend the provision another year through the Build Back Better Act. 

The New York Times reports that the Trump administration gave wealthy investors a private warning about the toll the COVID pandemic would take. Regular Americans were told that the pandemic would just go away.
Team Trump Gave His Rich Friends—Not You—A Heads Up On How Bad COVID Would Be

Wealthy investors were privately warned about the potential economic devastation of the COVID pandemic. Ordinary Americans were not, and at least 8 million have fallen into poverty.

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Could a Minimum Income Help Diminish Poverty? Pittsburgh Mayor and Others Want to Find Out

In Pittsburgh, Mayor William Peduto is launching a program later this year to give $500 a month to 200 families. Half of that money would go to families headed by Black women.