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    Poverty rate jumps locally

    Wednesday, September 29, 2010

    BY BILL BUSH AND RITA PRICE

    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    About half of all pay in Franklin County last year ended up in households with incomes north of $95,000, while those that made less than $20,000 got just over 3percent of the payout, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released yesterday.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/09/29/poverty-rate-jumps-locally.html?sid=101

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    As a full-time internet professional, I think the problem can easily be fixed if everyone would just start their own business. Simple solution

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    Clever troll.

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    Wages in most jobs fall short in Ohio
    Saturday, May 7, 2011 03:07 AM
    By Catherine Candisky
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    Of Ohio’s 10 largest occupations, only one pays enough for a family of three to pay for food, housing and other basic needs: nursing.

    A report released yesterday found a job doesn’t always pay enough for families to be self-sufficient. Despite full-time employment, many still rely on food stamps, subsidized child care or other types of government assistance to make ends meet.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/05/07/low-pay-linked-to-poverty-rates.html?sid=101

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    Sliding incomes.. high gas prices.. rents getting higher.. more and more companies finding it more favorable to send jobs elsewhere…

    doesn’t seem like an effective way to attract and retain… unless you count people getting stuck here because they don’t have the means or opportunity to go elsewhere…….

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    Personal income growth in Columbus region outpaces most of state
    Business First
    Date: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

    Total personal income in the Columbus area grew 3 percent in 2010.

    Total income among Central Ohioans grew only a shade faster than the national average in 2010 but outpaced most other cities in the state, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2011/08/09/personal-income-growth-in-columbus.html

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    Future murky for region’s income growth
    By Mark Williams
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Friday August 12, 2011

    People in central Ohio had more money to spend last year than in 2009, as personal incomes rose faster in the region than in other major cities in the state and for the average Ohioan.

    The big question is whether that will be the case again this year amid government cost-cutting and fresh signs that the economy is stalling again.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2011/08/12/future-murky-for-regions-income-growth.html

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    Study: A ‘wake-up call’ on poverty
    By Mark Ferenchik
    The Columbus Dispatch
    Wednesday November 30, 2011 7:09 AM

    The Columbus metropolitan area has the highest poverty rate among 16 areas measured in a new report of community benchmarks. Central Ohio also has a lower average household income than most of the areas, according to the report written by Community Research Partners with funding from the Columbus Foundation and the Columbus Partnership. Benchmarking Central Ohio 2011 will be released at noon today during a Columbus Metropolitan Club forum.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2011/11/30/study-a-wake-up-call-on-poverty.html

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    Ohio Food Stamp Cut Won’t Be As Severe As Expected
    November 23, 2012
    by The Associated Press

    A drop in food stamp benefits for some Ohioans won’t be as steep as first feared a few weeks ago. Ohio officials say a change in the way the federal government calculates the benefits means some Ohio families will lose $23 a month.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2012/11/23/ohio-food-stamp-cut-wont-be-as-severe-as-expected/

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    1.8M People In Ohio Fall Below Poverty Line
    Thursday September 19, 2013 8:38 AM

    New census figures show that the number of Ohioans who fall below the poverty line is around 1.8 million. The Census Bureau reports that Ohio’s poverty rate stayed steady at 16.3 percent in 2012. It was just a slight change from the 16.4 percent rate in 2011.

    READ MORE: http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2013/09/19/oh–census-ohio.html

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    And that poverty line is not generous.

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    Yet the House has deemed that while subsidies to wealthy farmers get passed, the food stamp program gets stripped out of the farm bill … because they must feel the poverty line is more generous than you or I do.

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    Sure, there’s some degree of waste and fraud in the food stamp program – but there’s a cost-effective level of that for every program. I’d love to see farm subsidy waste and fraud attacked with the same vigor that is being directed at food stamps.

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    tdziemia said:
    Yet the House has deemed that while subsidies to wealthy farmers get passed, the food stamp program gets stripped out of the farm bill … because they must feel the poverty line is more generous than you or I do.

    C’mon now, we both know that those farmers are all excellent Job Creaters™ and need some coddling so they don’t get their feelings hurt.

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    Ohio Ranks 7th Highest In Poverty
    September 19, 2013
    by The Associated Press

    New census figures show that the number of Ohioans who fall below the poverty line is around 1.8 million. The Census Bureau reports that Ohio’s poverty rate stayed steady at 16.3 percent in 2012. It was just a slight change from the 16.4 percent rate in 2011.

    Only six other states had more people in poverty.

    READ MORE: http://wosu.org/2012/news/2013/09/19/ohio-ranks-7th-highest-in-poverty/

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