Archive | August 1st, 2011

Taggart & Nash on Super Tuesday

August 1, 2011

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Political analysts Andy Taggart and Jere Nash comment at the Stennis Capitol Press luncheon about Tuesday’s 2011 Mississippi primary elections. Part 1 Part 2

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Welfare is a Catch-22

August 1, 2011

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Getting on welfare easier than getting off Regardless of the definition of poverty or opinions on solutions for change, one thing is certain: Getting on government assistance is a lot easier than getting off. Many single mothers who become dependent on welfare programs find the road to self-sufficiency difficult. Tanya Shavers, a 34-year-old mother of […]

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Miss. poverty grows with single mom rate

August 1, 2011

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See related story: “Welfare is a Catch-22,” Aug. 1, 2011 Despite having one of the nation’s top-rated welfare programs, Mississippi has the highest poverty rate in the nation: 21.8 percent. While a national group of experts has said poverty numbers are incorrectly calculated and are too high, the fact remains that approximately 20 percent of […]

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