Last session I sponsored a Senate Bill on the House Floor for Senator Reid of Ogden. The bill asked the executive branch to mine its data and determine if any state practices were contributing to poverty and keeping people dependent on public assistance. The bill called for a study with an emphasis on intergenerational poverty and the impact that living in poverty has on children.
The Deseret News recently reported on the study. I was given a copy and the findings are quite alarming. Here are some shocking highlights:
Intergenerational Poverty Report