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Rubio Targets War On Poverty On 50th Anniversary

It was 50 years ago Wednesday that then-President Lyndon B. Johnson proposed a war on poverty in his 1964 State of the Union Address. After five decades of programs like Medicare and Medicaid, while poverty hasn’t ended, the programs launched as part of the Great Society has helped hundreds of millions of people improve their lives.

CBS Miami–01/08/2014

A Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

SNAP Benefits Cut For Millions Of Americans

The gridlock in Washington began taking a major toll at the dinner table for tens of millions of Americans Friday. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits fell for more than 47 million lower-income people Friday.

CBS Miami–11/01/2013

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Gov’t Shutdown Halts WIC Funds For Moms & Babies

The partial shutdown of the federal government may soon affect low-income mothers and their infants.

CBS Miami–10/02/2013

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Economic Numbers Show Recession Left Deep Impact In S. Fla.

The Great Recession, according to economists, technically ended a few years ago. But, based on jobless numbers and poverty, South Florida has a long way to go to ever recover from the economic downturn that devastated the nation.

CBS Miami–09/20/2013

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Man Runs From WA To FL Keys To Give Impoverished An Education

After being on the road for roughly six months, a Washington man concluded his cross-country fundraiser in Key Biscayne Saturday evening. He traveled on foot from Washington state to South Florida in order to raise money for his Perspiration for Education project.

CBS4–12/29/2012

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Study: Florida 34th Healthiest State

Sunshine State residents are doing anything but take in the sunshine, according to a new health study.

CBS4–12/11/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney Denigrates 47% Not Paying Taxes As He Uses Loopholes Trying To Do The Same

Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.

09/21/2012

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Report: Fla. 38th Among States In Education, Health

Florida’s children are not as educated or as healthy compared to other states’ children, according to a report released Wednesday. The report also points out that Florida ranks especially low in economic well-being.

CBS Miami–07/25/2012

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Man Walking From Miami To San Fran For School Uniforms

The first step is the hardest part of any journey. That holds especially true for Barrett Keene who is walking from Miami to San Francisco.

CBS4–02/03/2012

(Source: U.S. Census Bureau )

Florida Poverty Outstrips U.S.

The recession of the last couple years put more Florida residents into poverty and resulted in a decrease of median family income in much of the state, the U.S. Census Department reported Tuesday.

CBS4–11/29/2011

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