Poverty up, median income down as recession's effects linger in Alabama

Alabama's poverty and child poverty rates were the nation's fourth worst last year, and the state's median household income was the fifth lowest in the country, new U.S. Census Bureau data released today show. Deep budget cuts to education, health care and other public services could make the state's poverty and income pictures even bleaker, ACPP executive director Kimble Forrister said.

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