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Incomes rise, but many Mass. families still in need

Mark Melnik, acting director of the Economic & Public Policy Research group, commented on recently released census data regarding household income and poverty levels. 

From the article, "Though the Massachusetts economy has moved in the right direction, with higher employment rates, lower levels of cash assistance, and stable food stamp usage, the state has become less affordable for some people, largely because of rising housing costs, said Mark Melnik, acting director of the Economic & Public Policy Research group at the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute."

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