federal poverty rate http://wkms.org en Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-county-gave-war-poverty-face-still-struggles <em>Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America." His arsenal included new programs: Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, food stamps, more spending on education, and tax cuts to help create jobs. </em><p><em>At the time, 1 in 5 Americans was poor. Today, things are better, but tens of millions of Americans are still living at or below the poverty level. That raises the question: Did the war on poverty fail? Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:20:20 +0000 Pam Fessler 37888 at http://wkms.org Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles Afternoon Round-Up 2/16/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-21612 <p>The Senate Judiciary Committee passed a bill out of committee that would make pseudoephedrine available <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/pseudoephedrine-bill-clears-committee">only by prescription</a> in Kentucky.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Education:</strong></p><p>Governor Steve Beshear is urging state lawmakers to approve a budget proposal that would <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/beshear-pushes-preschool-funding">raise the income eligibility level</a> for public preschool to 160 percent of the federal poverty rate.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 22:26:07 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 16956 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 2/16/12 Beshear Pushes for Preschool Funding http://wkms.org/post/beshear-pushes-preschool-funding <p>Governor Steve Beshear is urging state lawmakers to approve a budget proposal that would raise the income eligibility level for public preschool to 160 percent of the federal poverty rate. Preschool in Kentucky is currently offered to 4-year-olds whose family income is 150 percent of the federal poverty level or less. Children with developmental delays or disabilities are also eligible. Beshear says more kids need to get an early start in school:</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 21:41:43 +0000 Brenna Angel (KPR) 16952 at http://wkms.org