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Poverty Increases Sharply; Advocacy Groups Say Now Is Not the Time to Cut

U.S. Census data released Tuesday shows that the number of families living in poverty in the state rose sharply in the last decade, with most of the increase occurring in the last two years. Statistics from the American Community Survey show that in 2009, 9.4 percent of the state’s overall population (320,554 people) had a […]