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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. ...

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.