My view: Unlikely allies: Bipartisan support to help Utah's children - Op Ed, Karen Crompton

10 September 2012 Published in What's New?

A third of Utah adults currently receiving public aid also grew up in a family that received government assistance. The reality in Utah, and across the United States, is that many children who are born poor are likely to remain so.

The good news is that, even in an era dominated by what seems like unprecedented partisan acrimony, it is possible to come together to tackle even challenges of this magnitude. Recognizing the corrosive effects of intergenerational poverty in our state, Democrats and Republicans in the Utah Legislature recently worked together to pass the Intergenerational Poverty Mitigation Act. Signed into law on March 19, 2012, this landmark policy will track intergenerational poverty in our state for the first time.

pdfMy view: Unlikely Allies (Deseret News, 9-9-12)