Rep. Redd wants to tackle intergenerational poverty before he leaves office

LOGAN – The 2018 session of the Utah legislature opens Monday, January 22 and Cache County’s state representatives are busy these days, preparing bills they plan to introduce during the session.

Representative Ed Redd, R-District 4, has announced that he will not be running for another four-year term and the bills he is sponsoring this year are those that he feels are “dear to the heart.”

Redd says one bill he wants to make ongoing is one to help children with complex medical conditions. There is now a waver for these children in families where there is intergenerational poverty.

“Intergenerational poverty is often times a symptom of difficulties that families are facing themselves,” Redd explains. “Basically, it is trying to get resources down to the local, county level to help them intervene on a local level and use their resources to try and help these families.”

Redd says it would please him very much to know that this financial help was available through counties who are aware of the family situations.

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