Poverty levels in our state increased in the past year to 11-percent, and for children, it's even worse.
581-thousand Wisconsin residents didn't make enough money last year to live on, according to the US Census Bureau, and that includes 192,000 children. Charity Eleson with Wisconsin Council on Children and Families points out that 14.9-percent of children live in poverty, up one-percent from the year before.
Eleson's group is taking action to reduce and end childhood poverty in Wisconsin by 2020. (Vision 2020)