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Details of Walker welfare reforms set for legislative vote

Welfare reform proposals from Gov. Scott Walker up for approval by the Legislature's budget-writing Joint Finance Committee on Thursday include: — Requiring childless adults in the state's main Medicaid program … Click to Continue »

Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants

The Legislature's budget-writing Joint Finance Committee was to review a wide range of Walker's welfare reform proposals Thursday, including imposing a new work requirement on childless adult Medicaid recipients and parents who receive...Show More Summary

Welfare: Savings not taxation

The future of publicly funded welfare states is in doubt as costs trend upward, yet there is little agreement about the shape of the necessary reforms. This column uses the case of New Zealand to show how tax cuts can be designed toShow More Summary

Commissioner who spearheaded welfare reforms steps down

Maine's health and human services commissioner, who led sweeping welfare reform, is stepping down from her position. GOP Gov. Paul LePage announced Wednesday that Commissioner Mary Mayhew will be leaving … Click to Continue »

Trump budget reignites welfare reform battle

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

With his 2018 budget proposal, President Trump is reigniting the decades-long ideological war over welfare reform. Is it true, as the White House is arguing, that anti-poverty programs like food stamps and disability insurance are being abused by able-bodied adults who should be working? Or, as...

Trump 2018 Budget Reignites Welfare Reform Battle

5 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

To justify deep cuts, the White House contends people are taking advantage of anti-poverty programs, echoing decades-old talking points.

US child welfare system could save $12 billion, improve outcomes

(RAND Corporation) Improving prevention and treatment services are realistic reforms to the child welfare system that could improve long-term outcomes for children while cutting $12 billion in costs. RAND developed a quantitative model to reach its recommendations. Show More Summary

White House Frames Budget as Welfare Reform

“The Trump administration is billing its budget as a plan to ‘reform the welfare system’ and replace ‘dependency with dignity of work,’ while saving $274 billion over 10 years,” according to a four-page memo obtained by Politico. “The White House [...]

Welfare Reform Horror in Mississippi

Bryce Covert and Josh Israel report Last year, 11,717 low-income residents of Mississippi applied to get a meager government benefit to help them make ends meet. The state’s welfare program, part of federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), gives a maximum of just $170 a month to a family of three. These applicants had […]

Opportunity Costs of an Impasse include Welfare Reform and Marriage Equality Abolition of the Hated PoC

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Sinn Fein says agreement must be reached by Friday or its another (to nowhere). In fact, the only thing that will be forced by then is that Westminster will have to legislate for a new rate to be set. So the talks will be paused today, not ended. It’s a fairly run of the mill more...

12 Maine welfare recipients tested for drugs in last 2 years

GOP Gov. Paul LePage's administration says welfare recipients aren't showing up for drug tests and that reform is needed. The state requires drug tests for welfare recipients with prior drug … Click to Continue »

Welfare reform that really works

(Oxford University Press USA) A new study published in the Review of Economic Studies indicates that introducing additional welfare components to tax systems can make people worse off by changing their behavior. But certain policy interventions carry sizable work incentives and make people better off by helping them commit to long-run goals.

Inevitable Welfare Reform & European Rabbits

Given that animals are property with no legally recognisable interests in their lives, there is no escaping that reality no matter how hard people attempt to dress it up.

BREAKING: Trump About To Sign Law To INCREASE Drug Testing For People Who Want…

Well look at that, yet another great move by our new president, President Trump. Everything just makes sense when it comes to this one… Welfare reform has been a forefront

In election year, Germany's Merkel slams SPD plan to revise labor reforms

STRALSUND, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit out at her coalition partners on Saturday for proposing revisions to welfare reforms credited with driving the country's economic success, ahead of elections in which their candidate has moved in front of her in some polls.

Entitled – “What theatre should be – critical and a little bit political” (The MAC until Sat 18 + tour)

3 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

ENTITLED – Entitled to benefits? Dignity? Protection? A new play asks how much difference the welfare reform mitigations make on the ground? How fair are the processes? How do politicians square up their talk about equality and adoration of figures like Winifred Carney with the legacy of welfare reform in Northern Ireland? The MAC, SCORE, more...

Republicans Pave The Way To Drug Test Poor And Jobless

4 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? President Donald Trump said in his inaugural address that his administration would “get our people off of welfare and back to work.” Trump hasn’t said much about how he’d reform welfare. But other members of his party have...Show More Summary

BREAKING: 41,000 Welfare Recipients Just Received The Brutal News

Many Americans have long advocated for welfare reform, to prevent people from being able to spend their entire lives on welfare without ever looking for a job or attempting to

Two decades after welfare reform, more deep poverty and fewer college degrees (rerun)

While The Pump Handle is on holiday break, we are republishing some of our favorite posts from the past year. This one is from August 2016: Two decades ago, President Bill Clinton signed the “Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity...Show More Summary

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