Welfare

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Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012

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Lawmaker’s Bill Would Require Photo ID On EBT Cards

Republicans are calling it one way to stop welfare fraud: It’s a bill requiring benefit cards for welfare recipients to include Photo ID.
The bill will also double the waiting period from 30 to 60 days before a new resident gets welfare.

02/14/2012

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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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