About 60,000 immigrants in Colorado may benefit from amnesty, but costs are unknown

By   /  December 1, 2014  /  Colorado, News  /  No Comments

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President Obama’s immigration order will likely help about 60,000 illegal immigrants in Colorado.

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25,000 Oklahoma illegals could benefit from executive order but costs unknown

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Immigration, News, Oklahoma  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Only about 25,000 illegal immigrants in Oklahoma are likely to benefit from President Barack Obama’s immigration executive order, but that modest number of people still could cost taxpayers nearly $200 million a year if they receive full welfare, Social Security and other benefits.
However, the good news is that the executive order will save […]

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CO senator who questioned welfare change to lead Human Services committee

By   /  November 20, 2014  /  Colorado, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Colorado state senator concerned about a welfare rule change that increased the time welfare recipients can spend on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families will head the Senate Health and Human Services Committee next year.

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Colorado changes welfare rule, increasing benefits and costing taxpayers

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  Accountability, Colorado, Government Waste, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is six month less temporary in Colorado — and likely more expensive to taxpayers — after a state Department of Human Services rule change last year, a Watchdog.org investigation found.
The change has counties certifying a welfare recipients’ eligibility to receive benefits twice a year, records show. Previously, the full recertification was […]

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Feds to review state welfare filing after Watchdog.org stories

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Colorado, Federal Government, Government Waste, Misuse of funds, National, News  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Federal officials promised to review Colorado’s next welfare filing to determine if state human service officials are complying with federal law after a series of Watchdog.org stories about welfare recipients withdrawing money at federally prohibited locations.
“The Office of Family Assistance at HHS’ Administration for Children and Families will examine Colorado’s next EBT […]

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Mississippi school districts expand free lunch program

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Government Waste, Mississippi, Regulations, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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There’s an old saying that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Well, there is and more kids in Mississippi are going to be receiving a benefit from the federal government’s National School Lunch Program.

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