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New York Welfare

NY Senate Proposing Limits On Welfare To Stop Spending On Booze And Gambling

Posted 06.14.2012 | New York

Members of the New York Senate are proposing legislation to bar welfare spending on various social vices including alcohol, cigarettes, and gambling. ...

Cuomo: NY State Budget Will Increase Spending On Schools And Poor

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 03.28.2012 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York is poised to embark on a large economic development program, provide more assistance to the poor, and increase spending on pu...

MTA May Use Welfare Recipients To Clean The Subways

Posted 05.29.2011 | New York

The MTA may put welfare recipients to work, cleaning the city's trains and subways, in an effort to cut costs in wake of a large state deficit that ha...

New York Welfare Checks Increase for First Time In 19 Years

New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The last time welfare recipients in New York saw an increase in their basic cash allowance, Derek Jeter was in high school, a subway token cost $1.15 ...

Today In HuffPost New York

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

When I heard the state of New York is giving welfare payments a tiny bump up, I marveled at how welfare has vanished from the political debate.