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Kids Count Report Paints Bleak Picture For Arizona Kids, Families

David Lujan
David Lujan
David Lujan

The Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual Kids Count report this week.

While every year it highlights challenges facing children and families here and across the country, this year the picture it paints is especially bleak.

The pandemic has exacerbated already-existing problems for Arizona families, and the report concludes many of them are at great risk of not being able to meet basic needs right now as a result.

The Show spoke more about it with David Lujan, director of the Arizona Center for Economic Progress.

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