- Citing fraud, Maine to put photos on EBT cards Updated: Apr-18-14 6:41 pm
- Couple accused of welfare fraud back in Minnesota Updated: Apr-17-14 9:02 pm
- Oregon audit: Shift welfare focus to jobs Updated: Apr-17-14 1:49 pm
- LePage: Maine faces $7M in welfare-related fines Updated: Apr-17-14 10:33 am
- Ex-county employee arrested in welfare fraud case? Updated: Apr-16-14 10:56 am
- NY limiting acceptance of welfare debit cards Updated: Apr-15-14 3:05 am
- New Mexico rule restricts use of welfare cards Updated: Apr-14-14 9:46 am
- Alabama enacts restrictions on welfare Updated: Apr-11-14 2:34 pm
- Massachusetts House releases $36.2B state budget Updated: Apr-09-14 6:16 pm
- LePage pushes for photos IDs on welfare cards Updated: Apr-08-14 4:40 pm
- Maine lawmakers vote down municipal welfare bill Updated: Apr-07-14 7:34 pm
- Feds: Idaho welfare funds were spent correctly Updated: Apr-05-14 1:11 pm
- Mo. lawmakers want to limit out-of-state welfare Updated: Apr-05-14 11:44 am
- Alabama Legislature approves bill on jobs, welfare Updated: Apr-03-14 12:45 pm
- Alabama House approves welfare restrictions Updated: Apr-02-14 11:25 pm
- Senate panel would end welfare drug testing Updated: Mar-24-14 4:38 pm
- Missouri auditor questions child care spending Updated: Mar-24-14 2:50 pm
- La. bans use of welfare benefits on tattoos, nails Updated: Mar-21-14 4:58 pm
- Senate passes welfare drug-testing pilot program Updated: Mar-20-14 5:58 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine will begin putting photo identification on welfare benefit cards this month, first in Bangor and then across the state in an effort to target fraud and abuse, Gov. Paul LePage's administration said on Friday.
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota couple accused of collecting welfare while living on a yacht now claim they have no money.
PORTLAND, Oregon - A state audit calls on Oregon to turn its attention from getting aid to people slammed by the Great Recession to getting them jobs.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Gov. Paul LePage says Maine faces more than $7 million in federal fines because it's not meeting work participation requirements for welfare recipients.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado - A woman who was trained to spot welfare fraud as an employee of the Mesa County Department of Human Services has been arrested after she was accused of defrauding the agency of welfare program funds totaling nearly $13,000.
ALBANY, New York - New York's new budget contains amendments to social services law intended to keep welfare recipients from spending government money on alcohol, gambling or strippers.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A new state rule implemented by Gov. Susana Martinez's administration bars welfare recipients from using their cash assistance cards at gambling establishments, liquor stores and strip clubs.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama has enacted new laws setting stricter requirement for welfare, including requiring applicants to apply for three jobs before getting aid.
BOSTON - Democratic leaders in the Massachusetts House unveiled a $36.2 billion state budget plan Wednesday for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
AUGUSTA, Maine - While some of Maine Gov. Paul LePage's proposals to overhaul the state's welfare programs have hit resistance in the Legislature, the administration is pushing forward with a piece of its agenda that it doesn't need lawmakers to sign off on: putting photo identification on benefit cards.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine lawmakers have rejected Gov. Paul LePage's proposal to reduce the amount of money the state refunds some cities to run their welfare programs.
BOISE, Idaho - An official with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says an Idaho agency spent $2.5 million in leftover welfare funding correctly, contrary to the findings of a state audit.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - State lawmakers are moving to tighten rules on a cash assistance program for the poor in response to an audit that raised questions about whether hundreds of Missouri welfare recipients are living out of state.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama Legislature has passed a bill requiring people to apply for three jobs before seeking welfare benefits.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The Alabama House of Representatives has given final passage to a bill aimed at stopping people from using welfare benefit cards at liquor stores, bars, tattoo parlors, psychic networks and strip clubs.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Just because a Minnesota welfare recipient is a convicted drug felon doesn't mean that person must be subject to random drug tests, members of a state Senate health and human services panel decided on Monday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's auditor is raising concerns about state payments to subsidize child care costs for lower-income families.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana welfare recipients will be prohibited from spending the federal assistance at lingerie shops, tattoo parlors, nail salons and jewelry stores, under new limits enacted by state social services officials.
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan senators took another step toward requiring drug tests for certain welfare recipients Thursday, passing a Republican bill that Democrats oppose.