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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

Photo illustration by Steve Wilson

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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Philly schools to be ‘one-stop location’ for government handouts

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  Education, Issues, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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Instead of the welfare office and City Hall, Philadelphia residents may soon be lining up at schools to apply for government benefits.

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Quarter of Hawaii’s population now on Medicaid

By   /  July 25, 2014  /  Hawaii, News  /  No Comments

money series: hudreds of green dollar texture

New statistics released by the state Department of Human Services show about a quarter of Hawaii’s population relies on Medicaid.

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