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Stories with subject: Government welfare systems
  • Holocaust meeting calls on nations to do more for survivors story has photos
    Updated: May-27-15 1:05 pm

    PRAGUE - Representatives of 39 nations urged governments on Wednesday to do more for Holocaust survivors in the remaining time they have.

  • Wal-Mart's push on animal welfare hailed as game changer story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 1:18 pm

    NEW YORK - Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say.

  • Spanish political renegade poses threat to dominant parties 
    Updated: May-21-15 5:43 am

    BARCELONA, Spain - Nearly a decade ago, Albert Rivera caused a stir in Spanish local politics by posing nude in campaign posters. These days, he sports Hugo Boss suits but his campaign on the national stage is no less eye-catching: His upstart Ciudadanos Party is cutting into support for the ruling conservatives, threatening to bust open Spain's traditional two-party system.

  • New Zealand fails to deliver promised budget surplus 
    Updated: May-21-15 12:20 am

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand's government on Thursday blamed low inflation for its failure to deliver a promised budget surplus this year but said it remains on target to get its books into the black next year.

  • Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare story has photos
    Updated: May-18-15 8:13 pm

    PHOENIX - Facing a $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona's Republican-led Legislature has reduced the lifetime limit for welfare recipients to the shortest window in the nation.

  • Missouri GOP lawmakers use numbers to cut social safety net 
    Updated: May-18-15 7:51 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republicans leveraged their large majorities in the Missouri Legislature to slash welfare and unemployment benefits this year in an effort they say will spur some people to find work and help businesses. But Democrats call the changes an "all-out attack" on the poor.

  • Analysis: Months of work by Missouri lawmakers end in chaos story has photos
    Updated: May-16-15 10:31 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's legislative session ended in chaos amid partisan gridlock and the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl.

  • LePage administration wants to expand welfare drug testing story has photos
    Updated: May-16-15 9:07 am

    PORTLAND, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage wants to further crack down on drug use by welfare recipients by eliminating food stamps and cash payments to families for recipients with a drug conviction. He also wants to require screenings that could result in drug testing for all participants in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

  • Missouri lawmakers override veto to enact welfare limits 
    Updated: May-05-15 4:53 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers voted Tuesday to remove several thousand families from a welfare program by imposing shorter time limits for people to receive the benefits, overriding a veto by the state's Democratic governor.

  • Missouri House roll call on override of welfare limit cuts 
    Updated: May-05-15 1:48 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The 113-42 roll call vote Tuesday by which the Missouri House overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a measure to lower the lifetime limit for people to receive temporary cash assistance from five years to three years and nine months.