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City trims funds to 9 day centers for homeless

The budgets of some Seattle day centers that provide showers, laundry facilities and job assistance for the homeless are getting cut in order to fund two new centers.

Source: www.seattletimes.com

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GOP senators to visit Air Force base, sound military budget cut alarm in North ...

LAS VEGAS — A trio of Republican senators is sounding the alarm about billions in looming military budget cuts on tap for January, stopping their tour Monday at a Nevada Air Force base and the city of North Las Vegas. 14 more words


Poverty, joblessness, education, and literacy

Poverty is closely linked to homelessness. When people lack income to meet all of their needs, they are forced to choose between housing, utilities, transportation, childcare, healthcare, and food.

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Effects of mental illness and chemical addiction

People who have complex life issues related to mental illness and substance use are seen in higher numbers among homeless persons than the general population.

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The Cost of "Bernie Care"

Senator Bernie Sanders has expressed support for and formally introduced a plan for a health insurance system to be run by the federal government which has been called “Bernie Care” in some media outlets.   603 more words

Fiscal Policy

The U.S. Tax-Income Ratio

I recently saw a news report about federal government tax receipts and I began to wonder what trends, if any, have been present in the public’s support of government as measured by its tax payments. 417 more words

Fiscal Policy

Illinois' Financial Crisis Could Bring The State To A Halt If Lawmakers Don't Make A Deal Tonight

It’s no secret that Illinois has been in fiscal free fall for decades, but now the state’s budget crisis has reached a new nadir as lawmakers duke it out over a budget… 544 more words

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