EITC http://kuer.org en Utah Priorities Project: Poverty http://kuer.org/post/utah-priorities-project-poverty <p></p><p>In the second part of KUER’s series <em>The Utah Priorities Project</em>, Utah Foundation researchers take a look at poverty in Utah.&nbsp; It’s an issue that is new to the list of top ten issues identified by voters in a statewide survey, coming in at #9.&nbsp;</p><p>The recession is partly to blame for the number of people in Utah living in poverty. That total is significantly lower than the nation as a whole, but people living below the federal standard for poverty has continued to grow even as the state’s employment numbers have recovered over the past two years.</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 15:44:45 +0000 Dan Bammes 19106 at http://kuer.org Utah Priorities Project: Poverty