June 5, 2013 2:56 PM

Editorial | A poor showing for poverty in SC; Thank goodness for New Mexico?

So much for giving thanks for Mississippi. As the Census Bureau reported recently, South Carolina now ranks third in the nation when it comes to poverty rate, with 19 percent of Palmetto State residents living in poverty. Since the Census Bureau began measuring the rate in 1980, South Carolina has never come in behind our Southern compatriots in Mississippi, until the most recent 2011 numbers.

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