by Bryce Covert Posted on August 8, 2014
Extreme poverty has increased nearly 160 percent since the mid-90s.
by Bryce Covert Posted on August 7, 2014 Updated: August 7, 2014
That's a positive drug use rate of 0.12 percent, compared to an 8 percent illegal drug use rate for the state generally.
by Bryce Covert Posted on July 4, 2014
Applicants who test positive will have to go through treatment, and if they test positive again their benefits will be taken away.
by Bryce Covert Posted on May 20, 2014 Updated: May 20, 2014
Maine's governor spent nearly $1 million on a welfare report with money meant for welfare recipients.
by Bryce Covert Posted on May 14, 2014
Today, a family of four that makes under $12,000 a year likely gets less aid than one making $47,700.
by Bryce Covert Posted on March 26, 2014
About $19 million in public benefits from California’s welfare program goes to ATM fees.
by Bryce Covert Posted on March 25, 2014 Updated: March 25, 2014
Gov. Paul LePage is putting forward a slate of reforms that would likely make life more difficult for the state's poor residents.
by Bryce Covert Posted on March 17, 2014 Updated: March 17, 2014
Drug testing welfare recipients has been found to be costly and ineffective in other states, but Mississippi will go ahead anyway.
by Bryce Covert Posted on March 5, 2014
Paul Ryan says 1990s welfare reform was a major success. Here's how it's failed on almost every metric.
by Bryce Covert Posted on February 21, 2014 Updated: February 21, 2014
The share of poor families with children who don't get welfare benefits has reached a record high.