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Minn. Senate OKs Cuts To Health, Welfare Programs

A budget bill that would slice into projected spending on health care and social services programs has cleared the Minnesota Senate.

05/19/2011

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Wis. Woman Accused Of Welfare Fraud In Minn.

A woman is accused of fraudulently obtaining welfare benefits from Minnesota while living in Wisconsin.

04/12/2011

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Cuts To Health Care, Worker Pay Freeze Pass Senate

A cost-cutting bill that freezes government worker pay for two years, alters state employee health insurance and slices budgets for most agencies has cleared the Minnesota Senate.

03/30/2011

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Deep Cuts For Health, Welfare Programs Pass Senate

A Republican plan to overhaul Minnesota’s health care programs and cut into services for the poor and disabled has cleared the Senate.

03/30/2011

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Bill Limits Cash Welfare Recipients Can Withdraw

Republican legislators think they have a way to keep Minnesotans on welfare from spending their benefits on booze, smokes and lottery tickets: They’d keep them from taking more than $20 in benefits in cash per month.

03/23/2011

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Bill Limits Cash Welfare Recipients Can Withdraw

Republican legislators think they have a way to keep Minnesotans on welfare from spending their benefits on booze, smokes and lottery tickets: They’d keep them from taking more than $20 in benefits in cash.

03/22/2011

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Minn. Bill Seeks Health Software After Failed Try

A Minnesota lawmaker wants to restart the quest for software to streamline applications for health and welfare programs after a failed project that cost at least $41 million.

03/18/2011

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Minn. Bill Aims To Restrict Use Of Welfare Cards

Republican lawmakers are proposing new restrictions on the use of electronic benefit cards for welfare recipients.

01/20/2011

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