by Alan Pyke Posted on September 18, 2014
Marijuana stores will be barred from accepting welfare EBT cards at registers and ATMs, despite evidence that recipients use drugs far less than others.
by Bryce Covert Posted on September 15, 2014
Former State Sen. Russell Pearce also backed drug testing welfare recipients.
by Bryce Covert Posted on August 13, 2014
California mothers would get money for diapers, a cost not covered by most assistance programs.
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.