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Stories with subject: Government welfare systems
  • Iran cuts welfare rolls to ease budget crisis 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 11:50 am

    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran said Sunday it will stop giving cash handouts to another million of its wealthiest citizens in order to ease a budget crisis caused in part by plunging oil prices and sanctions linked to its disputed nuclear program.

  • Returning emigrants could overwhelm Portugal, analysts say 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 10:04 am

    LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese analysts are warning that the country's feeble economy and overburdened welfare programs are at risk from a potentially massive return of emigrants who left in search of jobs during the eurozone's recent financial crisis.

  • 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.