Advocates: Use stockpiled funds to help Tennessee’s poor families

Nov. 14, 2019 | David Floyd | Johnson City Press

From the article: “More than one in five children in Tennessee live in poverty — enough to fill the University of Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium more than three times and the Tennessee Titans’ Nissan Stadium almost five times.”

The state is hoarding over $700 M in funds intended for families in need who are enrolled in TANF, and advocates wants officials to find a better use for it.

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