"Low-income people are being shut out of the state’s process of reforming the energy grid, advocates claim. The state Public Service Commission is in the process of remaking the state’s energy grid to make it more efficient and more reliant on renewables. After low-income advocates raised concerns that simply adding renewable sources could drive up ener […]
"While Delaware has been ahead of most of the country in curbing power plant carbon dioxide emissions blamed for rising global temperatures, new rules announced Monday by President Obama likely will prove tougher and more costly."
"At least 55 million Americans like Emerson lack reliable broadband Internet access at home, an issue that has swiftly moved from a nuisance to an impediment. In Pennsylvania, nearly one quarter of households lack Internet entirely, according to 2013 Census data."
"More than 800 low-income households have gotten at least a temporary reprieve from reductions in welfare assistance that had been scheduled to take effect this week. Lawyers for the state of Vermont have agreed to postpone the benefit reductions for 60 days while they prepare for a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the proposed cuts."
"Alan Krueger says you can give most of the credit to the financial status of your parents. Mr. Krueger, past chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama administration, put forth that idea in a 2012 speech when he introduced the Great Gatsby curve, a graph that showed that the more inequality there is between the rich and the poor, the ha […]
"Starting today, standardized test scores wouldn't be required from most undergraduate applicants at George Washington University. The policy is meant to 'broaden access for ... students of color, first-generation students and students from low-income households.'"
"A San Francisco nonprofit is filling that gap with an unusual pool of local talent — often low-income, disadvantaged and even homeless young adults who have a high school diploma or GED as well as an overcoming-the-odds attitude. It’s a two-fer for society, said Jay Banfield, founding executive director of Year Up Bay Area, the San Francisco chapter of […]
"Students who participate in federal work-study are more likely to graduate and get a job after college. But those who get the biggest academic benefits from the program -- low-income students at public colleges who would have worked anyhow -- are the least likely to receive the federal grants."
"Low income mothers who rely on a supplemental nutrition program for their children may get less help because of the state budget crisis. The organization that operates the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program in Illinois says it will no longer be able to provide crucial services to tens of thousands of women."
"Now a first-of-its-kind E.V. car-sharing program in Los Angeles aims to put the city’s low-income residents—some of whom have to walk a mile to the closest bus stop—behind the wheel of convenient and carbon-free transportation."