"Eventually, the Tax Policy Center crunched the numbers on Lee’s plan and found that it did nothing of the sort. Its provisions to benefit hard-pressed low-income workers turned out to be wildly oversold."
"Almost 80 percent of high school graduates go to college nowadays. Almost half of them, mostly low-income students, start at a community college. And 80 percent of those say they hope to get a four-year bachelor’s degree. But in the end, less than a third of community college graduates transfer to a four-year college, and still fewer of them – only abo […]
"New research illustrates the graduation advantage of attending a four-year university over a community college, particularly for low-income students. The working paper, 'College Access, Initial College Choice, and Degree Completion' by Joshua Goodman, an assistant professor at Harvard University, and Michael Hurwitiz and Jonathan Smith, both […]
"Looking for ways to expand health-care coverage, a Senate committee next week is slated to consider a wide-ranging proposal that would set up a new insurance-exchange program, according to documents filed Thursday."
"The idea of helping low-income people by subsidizing their fares on public transportation sounds noble. It truly does. But as a means of confronting the national problem of meager paychecks, it's rather misdirected."
"Democratic lawmakers sought Thursday to double a tax break for low-income workers, introducing their plan the same morning a child advocacy group released a report showing 1 in 5 Illinois children live in poverty."
"President Obama should come back to Florida and make another speech. This one should map out a plan for how our low-income citizens can access healthcare at a cost they can afford. If President Obama is serious about driving down healthcare costs (which he said was the goal of Obamacare), he will reform the exchange system so around $5 billion in feder […]
"HUD has awarded $150 million in rental assistance to 25 state housing agencies, with the goal of preventing individuals with disabilities from being institutionalized or possibly falling into homelessness. In turn, the state agencies will provide permanent affordable rental housing and needed supportive services to nearly 4,600 households who are extre […]
"Gov. Charlie Baker is releasing a proposal on Wednesday to expand a state tax credit for low-income families and partially pay for it by eliminating a tax credit for film production companies. The proposal will be part of his fiscal year 2016 budget."