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Are Food Stamp Benefits Too Little?

Are Food Stamp Benefits Too Little?

Key Points Research Indicating SNAP Benefits Are Too Low: Urban Institute tool suggests that the average cost of a meal exceeds the maximum SNAP benefit, emphasizing the potential inadequacy of the program. Concerns About Research Methodology: Emphasizes that SNAP is...

Missouri is first state to pass law addressing benefits cliffs

Missouri is first state to pass law addressing benefits cliffs

Key Points Missouri Leads the Way: The enactment of Senate Bill 82 establishes Missouri as the first state in the nation to address public assistance provisions, breaking ground in reforming safety-net benefits and combating the cycle of dependence on government...

The two-parent privilege and how it helps families escape poverty

The two-parent privilege and how it helps families escape poverty

Key Points The decline in two-parent households is a major driver of income inequality and decreased social mobility in the United States. Two-parent households provide a significant "privilege" for children, leading to better educational and economic outcomes, lower...

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Shackled by Freedom: How Workplace Licensing Holds Back Ex-Convicts

Shackled by Freedom: How Workplace Licensing Holds Back Ex-Convicts

After years of drug abuse and crime, Rudolph H. Carey III began to get his life back on track in 2007 when he checked himself into rehab and eventually drew on his experience to become a substance abuse counselor in Virginia. Then it was all taken away from him. After...

Shackled by Freedom: How Workplace Licensing Holds Back Ex-Convicts

Is the tide turning on Larry Krasner?

Hate to say I told you so, but real is real. Back in 2018, three months into Larry Krasner’s revolution in ultra-lenient prosecution, I wrote these prophetic words: I’ve written before that many of Krasner’s reforms — as with those of many of the other Soros DAs — are...

Shackled by Freedom: How Workplace Licensing Holds Back Ex-Convicts

The Alan Nathan Show

Josh Crawford, as a guest on The Alan Nathan Show, engaged in a thoughtful discussion about pragmatic approaches to reforming policies that negatively affect the criminal justice system. His expertise in criminal justice reform was evident as he highlighted key issues...

Shackled by Freedom: How Workplace Licensing Holds Back Ex-Convicts

Want to reduce crime in DC? Ramp up enforcement and sentences

By Joshua Crawford,  Director of Criminal Justice Initiatives   What a difference a year makes. Around this time last year, the Council of the District of Columbia overrode Mayor Muriel Bowser’s veto of a criminal code reform bill that, among other things,...

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney’s ‘One Door’ bill would allow states to integrate social safety net with workforce development

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney’s ‘One Door’ bill would allow states to integrate social safety net with workforce development

The One Door to Work Act, introduced by Sen. Mitt Romney, would allow states the flexibility to implement Utah’s model of consolidating federal workforce development and social safety-net programs into a single state entity. The end goal is to help work-capable recipients reintegrate more quickly into the workforce, empowering them to achieve the independence, stability, and purpose that are crucial to human well-being.

Shackled by Freedom: How Workplace Licensing Holds Back Ex-Convicts

Contested education reforms loom over Georgia’s legislative session

Perhaps more than any time in recent memory, education-related bills look to dominate the current legislative session. If last year is any indicator, these measures may redraw political alliances and lead to heated debates. As is always the case, not every proposal is...

Shackled by Freedom: How Workplace Licensing Holds Back Ex-Convicts

Community-led city improvement group to hold open meeting next week

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) — Locals seeking change in the community have an upcoming opportunity to meet with others who share that goal. On Jan. 30, the Columbus Empowerment Initiative will hold its first open meeting, starting at 10 a.m. at the Columbus Public Library....

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Increasing Employment Opportunities For Ex-Offenders

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Increasing Access to Quality Healthcare for Low-Income Uninsured Georgians

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