Tag: poverty
Smokestacks from the Greenridge Generation power plant tower above nearby homes. Image via The Associated Press.

Drew WilsonMay 4, 2018

One of the most pervasive topics of discussion at the Florida Chamber of Commerce Summit on Prosperity & Economic Opportunity was the role affordable housing, or the lack of it, plays in holding back poor Floridians, especially children. A report presented by Anne Ray of the University of Florida’s Shimberg Center for Housing Studies provided […]

Drew WilsonMay 3, 2018

It doesn’t take a national, or even a state-level initiative to combat intergenerational poverty, local communities can make inroads on their own according to businesswoman Forough Hosseini. Hosseini, who along with her husband runs ICI Homes, spoke about her efforts to make a difference with impoverished youth in Volusia County during the Florida Chamber of […]

Drew WilsonMay 3, 2018

Education, particularly early education, is a key avenue in the fight against intergenerational poverty, says Children’s Movement of Florida founder Dave Lawrence. Lawrence gave the elevator speech version of his organization’s mission during the Florida Chamber of Commerce Summit on Prosperity & Economic Opportunity. “We are, believe it or not, the most unequal of all […]

Mitch PerryNovember 29, 2017

UPDATE A progressive group is attacking Gov. Rick Scott with a new website — Rick’s Recession — for what they claim is the state’s unequal recovery from the Great Recession and the detrimental cost of his policies for Florida families. The site, published by progressive group “For Florida’s Future,” highlights what it contends are the majority of Florida counties […]

Michael MolineMarch 7, 2017

Poverty appeared to matter as the Florida Legislature opened its 2017 regular session Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott, during his State of the State speech, recalled his impoverished youth and the importance of jobs to lift Floridians out of economic despair. Surely, music to Karen Woodall‘s ears? Now at the Florida Center for Economic and Fiscal Policy, she’s […]


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