By Alan Pyke on April 22, 2014
Gov. Sam Brownback (R) just signed a bill that restores some Kansas school funding while cutting other education spending to the same schools.
By Scott Keyes on April 17, 2014
A reminder of how dangerous it is to be homeless, even in warmer weather.
By Scott Keyes on April 16, 2014
Shaneeka Rainer has been working in minimum wage fast food jobs for a decade, but his congressman doesn't think he deserves a raise.
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By Scott Keyes on April 11, 2014
A pastor who served food to the needy for the past six years was recently blocked for not having a permit.
By Alan Pyke on March 11, 2014
Colleges aren't just raising prices, they're placing most of that increased burden on poor families' backs.
By Alan Pyke on March 10, 2014
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled the state is violating its constitution by withholding funds from poor schools but left larger questions unresolved.
By Scott Keyes on March 10, 2014
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) is urging colleagues to learn more about poverty and homelessness by spending a night in a shelter, calling it the Homeless Shelter Challenge.
By Alan Pyke on March 4, 2014
By one provocative metric, minimum wage workers get a better deal in places like Malaysia and Mongolia than they do in the United States.
By Scott Keyes on March 3, 2014
Meet the Republican congressman who slept on a sidewalk outside of Congress to shine a light on homelessness and make it a national priority.
By Alan Pyke on February 28, 2014
The average effective income tax rate for giant, profitable companies from 2008 to 2012 was just 19.4 percent.