Welfare Reform

Once Again, Poor People With Cell Phones Become Scapegoats for the Right

Louisiana Senator David Vitter wants to

8-year-old Follows Tenn. Lawmaker Until He Drops Bill Linking Welfare to School Grades

An 8-year-old girl confronted Tennessee Sen. Stacey Campfield, in the hallways of the state legislature to tell him she’s worried about Tennessee children.

Tennessee Gets Closer to Passing Bill That Ties Welfare to School Grades

The measure is taking “a carrot and stick approach,” one of the sponsors of the bill says.

Florida's Welfare Drug Testing Law Struck Down by Federal Appeals Court

A federal appeals court today struck a blow to a 2011 Florida law requiring drug tests for all applicants to the state’s welfare program.

Without Electricity, New Yorkers on Food Stamps Can't Pay for Food

New Yorkers with electronic benefit cards (EBT) go hungry because they can’t swipe their cards at shops with no electricity.

Romney's New Ad Gets Obama's Welfare and Food Stamps Policy All Wrong

The Romney campaign has made welfare and food stamp bashing a central part of it’s strategy to win the White House, convinced as ever that it can appeal to the GOP base by attacking programs for the poor.