Recession leaves higher poverty, lower median income in Alabama

Poverty ticked up and median household income fell in Alabama last year amid the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression, new U.S. Census Bureau data released today show. And if Alabama lawmakers look to solve the state's looming budget shortfalls solely through service cuts and layoffs, high poverty and economic sluggishness could persist for years, ACPP executive director Kimble Forrister said.

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