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.
by Bryce Covert Posted on January 29, 2014 Updated: January 29, 2014
Sen. Rand Paul discussed the possibility of capping public assistance for women who have children out of wedlock.
by Bryce Covert Posted on January 8, 2014 Updated: January 8, 2014
The numbers Maine Gov. Paul LePage uncovered don't comport with widespread welfare abuse.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on January 2, 2014 Updated: January 2, 2014
"[T]here is nothing inherent to the condition of being impoverished that supports the conclusion that there is a 'concrete danger' that impoverished individuals are prone to drug use," judge rules.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Posted on December 30, 2013
Minnesota is preparing to begin randomly drug testing its welfare recipients, a policy that could actually cost taxpayers money.
by Bryce Covert Posted on December 18, 2013 Updated: December 18, 2013
The stereotype of people on welfare is that they spend the money unwisely, but the data proves otherwise.