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Once Again, Poor People With Cell Phones Become Scapegoats for the Right

by Jamilah King on May 24 2013, 3:50PM

Louisiana Senator David Vitter wants to

Topics: /NOW

8-year-old Follows Tenn. Lawmaker Until He Drops Bill Linking Welfare to School Grades

8-year-old Follows Tenn. Lawmaker Until He Drops Bill Linking Welfare to School Grades

by Jorge Rivas on April 12 2013, 12:53PM

An 8-year-old girl confronted Tennessee Sen. Stacey Campfield, in the hallways of the state legislature to tell him she’s worried about Tennessee children.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Tennessee Gets Closer to Passing Bill That Ties Welfare to School Grades

Tennessee Gets Closer to Passing Bill That Ties Welfare to School Grades

by Jorge Rivas on April 2 2013, 12:13PM

The measure is taking “a carrot and stick approach,” one of the sponsors of the bill says.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Florida's Welfare Drug Testing Law Struck Down by Federal Appeals Court

Florida’s Welfare Drug Testing Law Struck Down by Federal Appeals Court

by Seth Freed Wessler on February 26 2013, 1:04PM

A federal appeals court today struck a blow to a 2011 Florida law requiring drug tests for all applicants to the state’s welfare program.

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Without Electricity, New Yorkers on Food Stamps Can't Pay for Food

Without Electricity, New Yorkers on Food Stamps Can’t Pay for Food

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 4:33PM

New Yorkers with electronic benefit cards (EBT) go hungry because they can’t swipe their cards at shops with no electricity.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Romney's New Ad Gets Obama's Welfare and Food Stamps Policy All Wrong

Romney’s New Ad Gets Obama’s Welfare and Food Stamps Policy All Wrong

by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2012, 10:58AM

The Romney campaign has made welfare and food stamp bashing a central part of it’s strategy to win the White House, convinced as ever that it can appeal to the GOP base by attacking programs for the poor.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Congress Drops the Ball on Welfare Reform--Again

Congress Drops the Ball on Welfare Reform—Again

by Yvonne Yen Liu on December 2 2010, 11:40AM

Congress had a chance to continue a program that created 250,000 jobs and help single moms out of poverty. They blew it.

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Five Workplace Reforms to Fight for This Labor Day Photo

Five Workplace Reforms to Fight for This Labor Day

by Rinku Sen on September 3 2010, 1:39PM

More workers than you think don’t enjoy the protection of labor laws. A look at their jobs, and the burgeoning movements to get them rights.

Topics: Economy

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Study: “Marriage Promotion” in Welfare Doesn’t Work

by Michelle Chen on August 10 2010, 9:00AM

Yet, even as we shred the social safety net, there’s always new money for magical thinking about “family values” as a way to combat poverty.

Topics: On Gender

Senate Chops Last Lifeline For Struggling Families

Senate Chops Last Lifeline For Struggling Families

by Seth Freed Wessler on August 6 2010, 3:17PM

Food stamps are all that’s left for many, but they too are sacrificed to the deficit demons.

Topics: Economy

1,000,000 FaceBook Users Support Humiliating Welfare Recipients

by Jorge Rivas on May 10 2010, 3:56PM

The Facebook fan page “Betty White to Host SNL (please?)!,” which was launched in December 2009, garnered more than 500,000 fans. Its goal, to pressure Saturday Night Live producers to let Golden Girls star Betty White host the show, became…

Topics: Technology

Selling Food Stamps for Kids' Shoes

Selling Food Stamps for Kids’ Shoes

by Seth Freed Wessler on February 16 2010, 12:00PM

Unable to find jobs, kicked off welfare, women in Connecticut are forced to sell food assistance to buy basic necessities.

Topics: Economy, Food Stamps

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