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OMB's Shaun Donovan pitches anti-poverty program in Baltimore

OMB's Shaun Donovan pitches anti-poverty program in Baltimore

The Obama administration plans to propose a $2 billion pilot program this year to help families address emergency expenses before they become unmanageable — part of a broader push federal officials announced Wednesday to confront systemic poverty.

Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan, speaking in Baltimore a day after President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address, said the proposal would direct money to states and local governments to help people pay for transportation costs to a job interview, for instance, or pay overdue rent to avoid eviction.

That idea and others to be included in the president's budget next month are...

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