Busting PA’s budget with welfare spending can be avoided, study finds

By   /  May 28, 2015  /  Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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A new study shows alternatives to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget calling for heavy increases in welfare spending in the wake of an unfavorable audit on the PA Department of Human Services.

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Watchdog.org stories spark Colorado bill to stop liquor, casino, welfare abuse

By   /  March 5, 2015  /  Colorado, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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After a series of Watchdog.org stories exposing potential welfare waste, state representatives introduced a bill Wednesday designed to stop or at least decrease the amount of tax money welfare recipients withdraw at state and federally prohibited locations like liquor stories, casinos and strip bars.

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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 […]

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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  /  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 […]

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