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County officials and others at the panel in Canton on Feb. 5, 2014. Photo: David Sommerstein
County officials and others at the panel in Canton on Feb. 5, 2014. Photo: David Sommerstein

How St. Lawrence County officials hope to counteract poverty

Late last year, the Associated Press wrote that income inequality in the United States is at its worst since the 1920s.

Poverty is nothing new in St. Lawrence County: It's struggled economically for decades. The county has one of the highest unemployment rates in New York state, and people lean heavily here on social services. At a recent panel discussion at SUNY Canton, six of the people tasked with providing those services talked about how to deal with the problems the county's poorest residents are facing.  Go to full article
The new report finds New York's income disparity is caused in part by Wall Street's high salaries. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ensh/">Manu_H</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a><br />
The new report finds New York's income disparity is caused in part by Wall Street's high salaries. Photo: Manu_H, CC some rights reserved

Report finds growing income disparity in NY state

A new report from a union-funded think tank finds that New York has the greatest income disparity in the nation. The Fiscal Policy Institute says that trend is continuing, with the top one percent gaining more financial resources, while the middle class falls behind and the numbers of poor increase.  Go to full article

Health care taking bigger bite out of budget in New York

According to a new report from a consumer health group, New York rates fifth worse nationally in the cost of family health coverage as compared to people's earnings. The report by Families USA also finds employers are passing more of the costs of health care on to their workers. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

New York State's Unequal Incomes

A report by a union think tank finds that New York has the most unequal income distribution of any state in the nation. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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