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Stories with subject: Government welfare systems
  • Kansas governor signs new limits on welfare payments story has photos
    Updated: May-16-16 7:40 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback touted the welfare limits he signed into law Monday as a way to free recipients from the grip of poverty, but critics argued some families could be left without a safety net during financial difficulties.

  • Missouri lawmakers approve bill to verify welfare rolls 
    Updated: May-13-16 12:40 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A private company would review the state's welfare rolls for fraud and waste under legislation passed by Missouri lawmakers.

  • Indiana seeks new judge after no damages awarded in IBM case 
    Updated: May-10-16 5:47 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Attorneys for the state are challenging a judge's decision not to award Indiana damages in its long-running fight with IBM Corp. over the company's failed effort to privatize state welfare services, saying a new judge should be appointed to handle the case.

  • Investigation faults NYC child welfare agency in 2 deaths 
    Updated: May-03-16 4:28 pm

    NEW YORK - New York City's child welfare agency failed to protect two children who died and a third who was starved by his parents and nearly died in 2014, a report released Tuesday says.

  • Lawmakers approve 'step therapy' and welfare reform bill 
    Updated: May-02-16 12:17 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas legislators approved a health and public welfare bill Monday that would reduce prescription drug costs within the state's Medicaid program and make changes to eligibility for public assistance.

  • Attempt to restrict use of welfare benefits stalls 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 5:37 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An attempt in Arkansas to limit how welfare recipients can spend their benefits has stalled before a legislative panel.