poverty threshold

Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food in Florida. Recent statistics show that nationwide, one in seven Americans receives help from the Federal government with buying food. The food stamp program was used by 43.6 million people in November 2010. Before the recession, the program was serving 26 million.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Poverty and Florida’s New Minimum Wage

As Tampa Bay and the rest of Florida ring in the New Year, minimum wage workers will start earning 36 cents an hour more than they did in 2011.

CBS Tampa–12/25/2011

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