Mississippi school districts expand free lunch program

By   /  September 8, 2014  /  Earmarks, 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


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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Kansas SNAPs streak of rising food stamp errors

By   /  July 11, 2014  /  Kansas, News  /  No Comments

SNAP'd: After several years of rising errors, Kansas has finally managed to get its SNAP payments under control.

Kansas flubbed more than $18.9 million in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Payments during FY2013.

But hey, look on the bright side, the state has finally managed to snap its streak of rising payment errors stretching back to 2010.

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Ohio caseworkers to get bonuses for simply doing their jobs

By   /  July 9, 2014  /  Commentary, Ohio  /  No Comments

dollars in a human hand

There was a nice bonus included in Ohio’s Mid-Biennium Budget Review bill – literally. A section in House Bill 483 established a new bonus program for county Job & Family Service caseworkers who do their job.

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BadgerCare may cost millions more than expected

By   /  May 22, 2014  /  Wisconsin  /  No Comments

JOBS: The Council of Economic Advisors says expanding Medicaid would create 63,800 new jobs.

If current enrollment figures hold, state taxpayers would pay $63 million more than budgeted for BadgerCare through June 2015.

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