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California Welfare

Lydia O'Connor

State Could Be First To Provide Low-Income Families This Overlooked Necessity

HuffingtonPost.com | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

A staff member at West Valley Community Services, a basic needs center in Cupertino, Calif., recently overheard a mother admit she was withholding liq...

Kevin Short

How Big Banks Swipe Millions From Welfare Recipients

HuffingtonPost.com | Kevin Short | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business

Dominique Hudson is fed up with giving Wells Fargo her bus money. Each month, the 18-year-old from Oakland, Calif., pays the bank about $12 in ATM ...

For Welfare Recipients, No Recourse When Benefits Are Stolen

AP | Posted 12.09.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- A lawsuit has been filed against the state of California that claims safeguards aren't provided for government aid recipients whose fun...

The Browning of California: Jerry's Mean-Spirited Budget

Charles Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Charles Feldman

No wonder we didn't hear much from Jerry Brown between the time he got elected governor -- again -- and the time he took office. He was apparently busy preparing the feel-bad budget of all time.

State Blocks Welfare Card Use In Cruise Ships, Casinos

latimes.com | Jack Dolan, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Schwarzenegger administration is cutting off use of state-issued welfare debit cards at casinos across the country and on cruise ships, following ...

California Bans Welfare Cards At pot Clubs, Massage Parlors

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneger says welfare recipients can no longer use state-issued debit cards at medical marijuana shops, psychics ...

SHOCK: $69 Million In California Welfare Money Spent Out Of State

AP/HuffPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

UPDATE: In response to a Los Angeles Times report revealing nearly $69 million in California welfare funds spent out of state, the LA Weekly raises do...

Report: Thousands In Welfare Cash Tapped At California Strip Clubs

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

California welfare recipients have been able to get taxpayer cash -- meant to feed and clothe needy families -- from ATM machines at strip clubs acros...

Schwarzenegger's California Budget Revision SPARES Higher Ed

The Daily Californian | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

California's public university systems saw a reprieve Friday as they escaped Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's budgetary axe in his revision of the state b...

Schwarzenegger Budget Deals Blow To The Poor

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Having already cut billions from state programs and tried tax increases, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders...