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Sin tax in the Keys could raise $10 million for poor and disabled

Sin tax in the Keys could raise $10 million for poor and disabled
Kate Bauer-Jones, president of the United Way of the Florida Keys, said a survey of about 300 local voters indicated strong support for a Monroe County specialty tax on alcohol and tobacco for services that boost health care, food pantries, emergency housing, counseling and child care…

Two-job minimum: Is making a living in the Keys really worth it?

Two-job minimum: Is making a living in the Keys really worth it?

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According to the United Way’s most recent ALICE report, which was conducted by Rutgers University researchers and stands for “Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed,” a “bare minimum” survival budget for a single adult in Monroe County in 2012 was $24,020 annually, which breaks down into an hourly wage of $11.54….United Way of the Florida Keys

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