Posts Tagged Poverty

Federal Accounting Change Could Have Serious Impacts for Low-Income Virginians

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Budget officials in Washington are considering an accounting tweak that could harm people who live in poverty. Michael Pope reports.

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Is Aid to High-Poverty Schools Distributed Fairly?

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School divisions with students who live in poverty are about to get some extra funding. Michael Pope is breaking down the numbers.

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Virginia’s Unemployment Numbers May Be Misleading

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Unemployment in Virginia has been going down steadily since it peaked during the recession. But, poverty is going up. Michael Pope reports.

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Group Says Virginia’s Legal System Is Stacked Against The Poor

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Legal Aid Justice Center’s Executive Director, Mary Bauer. (Credit: Legal Aid Justice Center)

For 50 years, Virginia’s Legal Aid Justice Center has been working to assure that poor people get a fair shake under the law.  Now, the organization says it’s launching a new program to identify the biggest problems with this state’s legal system. Sandy Hausman has details.

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