Numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau reveal how many children in Minnesota are living in poverty. Fourteen percent of kids in the state of Minnesota lived in poverty in the last year. That’s about 176,000 children.
You may be surprised to know that numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau show Minnesota has the sixth-highest taxes in the country. But Wisconsin is just ahead of us as the fifth-highest taxed state in the nation.
When your high school looks like Richfield’s, and your walk home is cold and snowy, daydreams of spring break in a tropical locale can be comforting.
Money and class are a huge part of the national discourse right now. Who is the 20 percent, the 10 percent, the top 1 percent? Where does your family compare to the rest of taxpayers in the United States?
Even with more children living in poverty because of the rough economy, the number of children without health insurance in the U.S. has dropped by 1 million in the past three years, according to a report released Tuesday by Georgetown University.