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Some Question Whether States Should Tell Welfare Recipients How To Spend Their Benefits

Pew's Stateline | Teresa Wiltz | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Nick Wing

A Day In The Life Of A Welfare Recipient, According To GOP Legislation | Nick Wing | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics

How do people who benefit from the government's safety net programs spend their money? If you based your understanding on some of the recent Republica...

Can Congress SNAP Out of It?

Rev. Peter E. Bauer | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
Rev. Peter E. Bauer

I wonder why this Congress wants to go after single mothers with children who are on limited income. Why do they also want to go after the elderly, who also are on fixed incomes, and are worried about shelter, utility expenses, and getting appropriate food and medicine?

John Celock

GOP Welfare Proposal Could Have 'Devastating Effects' On Families | John Celock | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

A Republican lawmaker in Missouri wants to tie welfare benefits to school attendance with a bill that would require 90 percent attendance for children...

John Celock

State One Step Closer To Drug Testing Applicants, Lawmakers | John Celock | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation that would require drug testing for members of the state Leg...

GOP Lawmaker Wants To Tie Welfare Benefits To Report Cards

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

Tennessee state Rep. Stacey Campfield (R) introduced a bill this week seeking to make welfare benefits contingent upon the grades of a would-be recipi...

Paul Vale

A Thousand Cuts: 'The Big Problem For Me Is Fear' | Paul Vale | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

This article is part of a Huffington Post series on the global impact of austerity -- "A Thousand Cuts" -- from affordable housing funds lost in San F...

Two Accused Of Collecting Welfare Benefits After Winning The Lottery

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.31.2012 | Money

Two Massachusetts lottery winners have been accused of collecting welfare benefits. Massachusetts is charging James Casey Jr. of Waltham, Mass., an...

Janell Ross

Fifteen Years Later, Welfare Reform Leaving More In Poverty | Janell Ross | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

Sasha Mandel says she never imagined going on welfare. But her plans for a career and the independence she craved ran headlong into a pair of unforese...