TransportationMany Michigan voters to decide whether to raise taxes to fix their community’s roads
Politics & GovernmentGOP establishment backs challenger in the 3rd district, but voters don’t seem to care
Politics & GovernmentThose who want to outlaw publications over sexually explicit ads should study Constitution first
Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Don't like the water shut-offs in Detroit? Now you can pay someone's overdue water bill
- Proposal 1 asks Michigan voters to weigh in on a complex tax issue
- Approaching construction on the highway? Experts say the "zipper merge" can help
- These three female candidates could be some of the most interesting leaders in Michigan
- This ballot proposal is critical to Michigan's economy, but most people won't bother to vote on it
State of Opportunity
Tue September 11, 2012
Census to release poverty numbers showing America likely back at 1965 levels
It's expected that the report will demonstrate that proportionally, as many people live in poverty around the country now as in 1965 ( the year the government first developed the thresholds we know as the "poverty line").
Over the past decade there have more children living in poverty, and more who can be classified as low-income.
Recent statistics put the number of low-income kids living in Michigan at a whopping 42 percent.
For more on these numbers and for continuing coverage of the Census figures visit State of Opportunity.