2016-2026 budget and economic outlook, child welfare primers, employment gains in 2015

News. A timely blizzard angle: How it feels to be a poor mom without heat. New Mexico has the highest rate of child poverty, a new study says. Gaps persist in Rhode Island graduation rates, another study says. Massachusetts is trying to reduce the numbers of uninsured residents. Louisiana’s Medicaid expansion could grow to 450,000, and Ohio’s ranks could […]

5 facts about race in America, 5 facts about homeless youth, income inequality

News. Continuing last week’s political conversation: President Barack Obama says he’s willing to work with House Speaker Paul Ryan on poverty reforms. For instance, he wants to boost financial assistance for states’ Medicaid expansion. Meanwhile, almost half of D.C.’s homeless youth identify as LGBTQ, a new city census says. Also, Boston is the No. 1 city […]

SOTU story angles, 6 new resources for health and housing, homeless documentary

Jam-packed email for you this week as January rolls into action. State of the Union resources below, as well as several reports and surveys. Scroll down to find it all!    News. Ready to start covering the 2016 Election? Here’s what the GOP hopefuls said about poverty at a recent forum in South Carolina. House Speaker […]

The “wealthy tax system” story, 2015’s top data and visualization stories, ACA research landing page

News. Women over 50 are having a tough time finding work. Poverty could boost the tropical disease toll in Texas. Advocates was the USPS to offer basic banking. The Delaware attorney general wants lawmakers to use bank settlement dollars in low-income communities. Several states have revamped programs to forgive student loan debt.  Check out this exemplary […]