child poverty

Child poverty rates highest in states that haven’t raised minimum wage, including Kentucky

BY: - January 3, 2023

Of the 20 states, including Kentucky, that have failed to raise the minimum wage above the federal $7.25 an hour standard, 16 have more than 12% of their children living in poverty, according to a States Newsroom analysis of wage and poverty data. Anti-poverty advocates say that’s a sign that there’s an urgent need for […]