Child Poverty

Halifax YMCA to provide supervised space for online learning

A Halifax-area charity is hoping to help families after the province decided to delay the opening of schools for in-person learning by a week. Online learning is scheduled to begin Monday in Nova Scotia and students could return to class on January 17. As many parents scramble for babysitting, the …

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New Mexico Lawmakers and Governor Seek $ 1 Billion Spending Increase | New Mexico News

By MORGAN LEE, Associated Press SANTA FE, NM (AP) – The governor of New Mexico and leading state lawmakers on Thursday proposed a $ 1 billion increase in general fund spending for the next fiscal year – an increase of about 14% aimed at bolstering access to health care, to …

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Senator Nancy Skinner announces Hope account to help children of COVID victims

Senator Nancy Skinner has announced plans to introduce legislation to create Hope Accounts for children who have lost a parent or primary guardian due to COVID-19. Hope accounts would be created by the state of California – accounts would be set up for children who have lost a parent to …

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Former Labor MP Frank Field speaks of ‘formidable privilege’ receiving honor

A a seasoned politician who served as an MP for 40 years spoke of the “terrible privilege” of receiving a prestigious award on the New Year’s honors list. Frank Field 79, now a crossbench peer, was made a member of the Order of Companions of Honor, joining Sir Elton John …

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Canada Child Benefit Still Needed Alongside National Child Care System, Minister Says

But even when the average fee hits the government’s target of $ 10 a day by 2026, Gould says there will still be households that will need the Canada Child Benefit to pay the bills. That’s why Gould says she doesn’t see the benefit disappearing from the federal toolbox for …

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Poverty keeps Mugu’s children from going to school

Sarjan Rawal from Chhayanathrara-9 Municipality in Mugu is a third grader at Nepal Rastriya Primary School in Karkibada, but he barely has time to attend class. Housework keeps the eight-year-old at home, and he rarely has time to go to school or study at home. Sarjan’s family raises cows and …

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Rev. Barber: “Our deadline is victory”

At a Christmas Eve press rally, the Poor People’s Campaign and other progressive leaders vowed to continue fighting for the Build Back Better Act, despite opposition from West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. “Senator Manchin plays a Caesar or at least a King Herod in today’s Christmas story,” said Reverend Dr. …

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Fourth direct update of the dunning check: COLA 2022 benefits, health insurance, child tax credit …

As federal direct payments to households expire, cities move forward The covid-19 pandemic brought back a concept that was rejected in the 1990s, give money to those who need it, without any strings attached. The United States sent out three rounds of stimulus checks and set up a monthly basic …

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