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Suzanne McCormick and Phil Brown: Tax credits help the working poor

Suzanne McCormick and Phil Brown: Tax credits help the working poor

| Herald Tribune | 

If you work hard and play by the rules, you should be able to make ends meet. That’s not always the case. Even people who work two or three low-wage jobs can find themselves struggling to put food on the table….United Way Suncoast and United Way of Manatee County

Poverty forum discusses solutions for struggling families around Tampa Bay

Poverty forum discusses solutions for struggling families around Tampa Bay

| Tampa Bay Times | 

Nearly half of Florida households are struggling to stay financially afloat…Ellen Stoffer used that Suncoast United Way statistic to open a poverty forum Friday.

This means that more than a million people are living below the poverty line, said Stoffer, the organization's income and investment director…

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