Durbin is a major backer of the “Minimum Wage Fairness Act”, which seeks to raise that figure to $10.10 an hour.
New U.S. census data shows that Missouri is one of just two states where median incomes fell in 2012 from the previous year, and an anti-poverty activists say Illinois’ near 15 percent poverty is worrisome.
The growth in low-income students has occurred in all geographic regions of the state.
A high-poverty, high-crime area of St. Louis is getting $4.2 million in federal grant money aimed at helping children.
Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.
There were 9,000 more impoverished Illinoisans, for a total of 1.8 million, or about 14 percent.
Extreme poverty neighborhoods nearly doubled in St. Louis suburbs.
Price of grain could also impact prices of meat and milk
Circle of Concern providing 7,000 more meals each month.
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — According to new government census data, St. Charles County is one of only 19 counties in the United States that has a poverty rate of less than 5 percent.