The recent brouhaha over how to define poverty is taking the spotlight off
Community Economic Security
Governor Perdue’s veto of the $20.2 billion state budget proposed by the Republican-led legislature and the subsequent override of the veto represent just the latest skirmish over our state’s uncertain finances.
Supporting Essential Workers: Health, Education and Public-Safety Occupations Benefit from the Earned Income Tax Credit
Strengthen the State Earned Income Tax Credit, Support North Carolina's Working Families and the Economic Recovery
Let's get the label right. North Carolina's attempts to provide state-funded pre-school chances for at-risk kids don't represent a social welfare program or a giveaway or a wanton waste of taxpayers dollars. The pre-K program, which gives poor children and others who need extra help a chance to start school on better footing, thus improving their chances throughout high school and beyond, is an investment. Pure and simple, that's it.
Number of North Carolina Children Living in High-Poverty Communities Surges, Home in Henderson (02.24.2012)
Raleigh, NC – The number of children living in high-poverty communities in North Carolina more than doubled over the past decade, according to a new KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. One in 10 children in North Carolina now lives in high-poverty communities, up from 4 percent in 2000.
In Vance County, 54% of children live in poverty.