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Stories with subject: Government welfare systems
  • Hassan signs bill limiting use of welfare benefit cards 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 5:12 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan has signed a bill banning welfare recipients from using their electronic benefit cards at marijuana dispensaries, cigar and smoke shops and tattoo and body piercing shops. It takes effect in 60 days.

  • Effort launched to nix asylum seeker law at the ballot box 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 9:17 pm

    AUGUSTA, Maine - A Republican activist and three state lawmakers have launched an effort to block a contentious new law that would allow people who are seeking asylum in the state to receive municipal welfare benefits.

  • Arizona think tank challenges US Indian Child Welfare Act 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 8:10 pm

    FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A right-leaning think tank has brought what it believes is the most comprehensive challenge to a law that gives preference to American Indian families in adoptions of Indian children.