Tag: Minimum Wage

Eileen DiNino: Sentenced to Death for Being Poor

Eileen DiNino, a 55 year old mother of 7 was found dead in a jail cell in Berks County, PA.  Ms. DiNino was serving a 2 day sentence for failure to pay $2,000 in fines for truancy. Did something happen? Was she scared to death?” said District Judge Dean R. Patton, who reluctantly sent DiNino…
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War on Poverty: Child Well-Being 50 Years Later

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty in his State of the Union Address. Fifty years later, how have American children fared? Fair Start: Rich Get Richer While Working Families Struggle • In 2012, child poverty was 5 percent lower than in 1964 but 64 percent higher than the lowest recorded level…
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You Can Earn $8 for Every $1 You Save with WVIDA

The WVIDA Initiative is an asset building tool designed to help low-income families with special savings accounts known as IDA (Individual Development Accounts). IDAs empower them to work toward their goals of owning a home, starting a new business, or getting an education. What makes an IDA so special is that for every dollar you…
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Medicaid Expansion: A Win for WV Families

On May 2, Governor Tomblin held a press conference at St. Francis Hospital to announce  that West Virginia will be expanding the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act to cover families up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Line. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) ‘is aimed at increasing the rate of health insurance coverage for Americans and reducing the overall…
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