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Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Was a Total Flop

In 2015, West Virginia passed legislation requiring some applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to submit to drug testing. The state estimated that over the first year, the program would identify 390 people as drug users at a cost of $50,000. Show More Summary

Malloy vetoes bill restoring Medicare assistance funds

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has vetoed a bill that restored $54 million to a program that helps more than 100,000 seniors and people with disabilities pay for Medicare-related expenses. … Click to Continue »

Women’s Business Center Kicks off 16th year

Rural Enterprise Assistance Project (REAP) Women’s Business Center is kicking off its 16th year as a program of the Center for Rural Affairs. We continue to partner with local organizations to offer learning opportunities throughoutShow More Summary

Arizona group again helping immigrants renew DACA status

An Arizona immigrant rights group will resume providing counseling and financial assistance to people who need to renew their status under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. A … Click to Continue »

Six companies awarded $3 million to assist Canberra households store solar energy

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Around 400 solar batteries have been installed in Canberra homes and businesses with the ACT Government hoping the third stage in its grants program will see that number doubled. Six companies have been successful in winning more than $3 million in grants under the Next Generation Energy Storage program which subsidises Canberra households looking to […]

'Work requirements' for public benefits are really just time limits

Once upon a time, everyone knew what a work requirement was. The agency administering a public benefit program would offer unpaid work to a recipient and reduce or terminate assistance if she or he refused to comply. Supporters extolled the requirements as character-building; critics worried about...

What West Virginia discovered after spending $50,000 drug testing welfare recipients

In 2015, West Virginia passed legislation requiring some applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to submit to drug testing. The state estimated that over the first year, the program would identify 390 people as drug users at a cost of $50,000. The program has now been in place for three months and just […]

Malloy expected to veto Medicare assistance fix legislation

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to veto a newly passed bill that restored funding for a program that helps more than 100,000 seniors pay for Medicare-related expenses. The … Click to Continue »

Dayton makes 17 3s, beats VCU 106-79

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Darrell Davis had 28 points and nine assists on Friday night and Dayton set a program record with 17 made 3-pointers in a 106-79 win over VCU. Dayton made 39 of 62 (62.9 percent) from the field, including 17 of 32...Show More Summary

Dayton makes 17 3s, beats VCU 106-79

Darrell Davis had 28 points and nine assists and Dayton set a program record with 17 made 3-pointers in a 106-79 win over VCU        

Don't Let Pets Starve: USDA Should Include Pet Food in SNAP Benefits

SNAP benefits cannot be used to buy pet food, leaving poor families with pets in a difficult position. Each year, over 40 million low- or no-income people in the United States rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help purchase food for themselves and their families. Show More Summary

Ben Carson Announces $2 Billion for Homeless Programs Despite Trump's Proposed Cuts to Housing Programs

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced $2 billion in grants for programs assisting the homeless, but Trump's proposed budget would make deep cuts to the housing department.

Tax hacks 2018: 7 ways to get your taxes done for free

The countdown to the tax deadline has begun: This year, Tax Day is April 17. If you need help preparing state and federal tax forms, now is the time to get started. 1. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance The free IRS-sponsored program VITA...Show More Summary

HomeFundMe crowdfunding platform now available as employee benefit

Individuals looking to overcome the down payment barrier to purchasing a home may be eligible for assistance through their employer, thanks to a new program launched by mortgage lender CMG Financial...

Browse agricultural loans by state in updated directory

A newly updated online directory outlines 83 individual programs that assist beginning and first-time farmers, existing family farm operations, and agribusiness firms. Agricultural loan programs, including those for beginning farmers,...Show More Summary

'Ford GoBike' adding 250 docking e-bikes

Days after Scoot announced a new e-bike fleet, the local operator of Ford GoBikes is sharing plans to launch a pedal assisted e-bike pilot program.

Will religiously unaffiliated Americans increase support for liberal policies, in 2018 and beyond?

last weekNews : The Raw Story

By David Mislin, Assistant Professor, Intellectual Heritage Program, Temple University. Nearly one of every four people in the US is religiously unaffiliated. Prazis Images via www.shutterstock.com Last fall, the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute noted the growing number of religiously...

Amity Manning receives Smith Family Foundation Award to study the biology of cancer cells

(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Amity Manning, assistant professor of biology and biotechnology at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), is one of just six recipients of grants from the prestigious Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research for 2017. Show More Summary

Struggling With Addiction? Lawyers Assistance Programs Can Help

Peter was a successful patent lawyer and also a drug addict. But no one, except perhaps his junkies, knew about his drug problem -- until the day he died. His ex-wife found crystal meth, cocaine, Xanax, Adderall, Vicodin, and a potpourri of other pills in his house. Like most......

USMNT’s temporary coaching staff undergoing changes

Until the U.S. Soccer Federation hires a permanent replacement in the coming months, the assistants who worked under ousted men’s national team coach Bruce Arena are overseeing the rebuilding program. But because it’s a temporary assignment, with contracts slated to expire at the end of March, the staff has permission to pursue long-term gigs elsewhere. […]

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