Anti-Poverty Initiative by Leaders Spreads Across New York

Anti-Poverty Initiative by Leaders Spreads Across New York

Overview

By TWC News Staff

An anti-poverty initiative started in Rochester by state leaders is now going across New York. The governor’s office said the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative is a $25 million proposal to build partnerships between local governments, non-profits and private companies.

They’ll be working to identifying regional issues. The state will then make targeted investments in projects to create opportunities for residents. The initiative’s goal in Rochester is to reduce poverty by 50 percent over the next 15 years.

The proposal is one of several that the governor will lay out for the upcoming year in his annual State of the State address Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The Capital Tonight team will bring you the address live on Time Warner Cable News.