"But early education advocates say that much more is needed to reach the commitment Brown and the Legislature made last year to provide preschool for all low-income 4-year-olds. Ted Lempert, president of Children Now, an Oakland-based advocacy organization, said 30,000 more seats are needed and called Brown's revised budget 'distressingly mini […]
"In an attempt to afford low-income youths with the opportunity to earn money and have a positive experience over the summer, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a program which will use $30 million in funding."
"Warren Buffett’s recently made the point that we want to raise the wages of low income working Americans then we should increase the Earned Income Tax Credit, not try to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour."
"About 4,500 county residents in the Aspen area live at or below the federal poverty level, and Pitkin County health officials are trying to find options to help the area’s low-income families receive the care they need because many doctors are not accepting public health insurance."
"A new California program, however, aims to make solar power available to lower-income families — using money from the state’s fight against global warming. Run by Oakland nonprofit Grid Alternatives, the effort will install home solar arrays in disadvantaged neighborhoods, using $14.7 million raised through California’s cap-and-trade system for reining […]
"The Century Foundation found in 2013 that for every 14 wealthy students at the most elite and selective colleges, there was one low-income student. In short, the wealth gap not only creates inequities among universities, but also among the students they serve."