May 26, 2017 -
The Trump administration's budget proposal would cut billions of dollars in funding for programs that provide essential services to vulnerable rural and immigrant communities across the South — with no plan for how to replace them.
October 25, 2013 -
Saying they hope to ease the pain from the federal government shutdown, Gov. Pat McCrory this week announced he was sending turnip greens from the state prison farm to food banks, while state budget director Art Pope's foundation said it would contribute $185,000 to various charities. But can such alms-giving make up for policies that weaken public assistance programs?
October 11, 2013 -
With the federal government shutdown approaching its second week, many Americans are suffering the effects -- but they're especially severe for people already living in poverty.
September 6, 2013 -
A flawed Cato study claims that "welfare" pays better than work.
May 10, 2013 -
The automatic federal budget cuts known as the sequester will have a severe effect on programs serving women in general and mothers in particular -- especially those living in the South. With Mother's Day approaching, we take a by-the-numbers look.
September 23, 2011 -
As the number of Americans suffering from hunger reaches record levels, federal lawmakers take aim at funding for the WIC program, which feeds some of the most vulnerable among us.