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Connections: Discussing the Biden/Harris proposals to address poverty

The Biden/Harris campaign says its proposals could cut the poverty rate in American in half. As reported by Vox, the measures “could add up to the biggest anti-poverty plan in decades.” The plans include making Section 8 housing vouchers universal, a $3,000-a-year child allowance, and tax credits for low-income households. The Center on Poverty and Social Policy reports that if that plan had been adopted in 2018, more than 20 million people would have been lifted out of poverty.

We discuss the proposals and the impact they could have. Our guests:

  • Pete Nabozny, policy director at The Children’s Agenda
  • Kent Gardner, chief economist for the Center for Governmental Research
  • Jessica Fleming, single mother of two
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.