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9,000 Maine Residents Lose Food Stamps Under New Rules

9,000 Maine Residents Lose Food Stamps Under New Rules AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — More than 9,000 Maine residents have been removed from the state’s food stamp program since Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration began enforcing work and volunteer requirements late … Continue reading

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Texas Senate approves drug testing for some welfare applicants

Texas Senate approves drug testing for some welfare applicants Some Texas applicants for welfare would be subjected to drug testing and would be permanently cut off if they fail three times under a bill passed Wednesday by the state Senate. … Continue reading

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New welfare restrictions target booze, tattoos

New welfare restrictions target booze, tattoos BOSTON (AP) – Taking aim at what they call an abuse of the taxpayers’ money, a growing number of states are blocking welfare recipients from spending their benefits on booze, cigarettes, lottery tickets, casino … Continue reading

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State: Mom who shot kids, self denied food stamps

State: Mom who shot kids, self denied food stamps SAN ANTONIO (AP) – A Texas woman who for months was unable to qualify for food stamps pulled a gun in a state welfare office and staged a seven-hour standoff with … Continue reading

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