Alabama Poverty Task Force Report

Note from Kathy: Rep. Todd sponsored HB360, which makes the Poverty Task Force permanent. It’s unfortunate that we need this in Alabama, but we do. The bill passed the House on Thursday.

As you know, poverty affects all Alabamians whether it is through raising crime rates, declining neighborhoods and even through our state’s inability to pay for services we all need like additional state troopers and more funding for our public schools. Recognizing this, the Alabama House Poverty Task Force was charged with the responsibility of identifying and assessing conditions that create or worsen poverty throughout the state and to develop and propose public policy initiatives that would reduce and eliminate those conditions.

This past week the Poverty Task Force presented its recommendations in its Final Report, making public its legislative priorities and recommendations for change.

As Chair of the Poverty Task Force, I am pleased to present you with a copy of this report and invite you to contact me with your questions or comments.

6 Responses to “Alabama Poverty Task Force Report”

  1. Don says:

    Representative Todd, you are congratulated and commended for you work in this area.

  2. Bhmhomeboy says:

    When are the reccomendations going to be implemented?

  3. Roy says:

    Patricia Todd has been a tremendous legislator despite a lack of support from some legislators in her own party. Keep up the great work.

  4. Thanks for the kinds words. The recommendations will be implemented as we are able to pass legislation. This session the House has passed the Poverty Commission and we will take up the sales tax on groceries in a few weeks. Please contact your Representatives and Senators and let them know how your feel about these issues.

  5. bhmhomeboy says:

    Will do Representative Todd, thank you for all your hard work on this issue.

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