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New York Times: Richmond Awaits a Bold Antipoverty Plan

Richmond, VA has seven anti-poverty task forces. The mayor is starting another large ambitious anti-poverty plan to deal with all the problems that the other task forces have not solved.

“Mr. Jones is at pains to emphasize that the ambitious antipoverty plan is no theoretical exercise — even with limited resources, a corporate community that has yet to give the initiative a public embrace, and a portion of the black population, which makes up the vast majority of the poor in Richmond, that also remains skeptical.”