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  • Colorado considers ban on welfare cards at pot shops

    Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It's an urban legend that won't go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can't be used at dispensary ATMs.
  • Raising sales tax impacts poor

    Turns out Republicans have no trouble with raising taxes so long as the taxes raised, like the sales tax, disproportionately affect the poor. Governor Rauner insists that Illinois is not "competitive." Why?  Because sales taxes are not collected on...

    Obama budget calls for reversing deep spending cuts

    Obama budget calls for reversing deep spending cuts
    President Barack Obama revived his call Thursday for an end to deep cuts in federal spending, an appeal that fell squarely in the divide between Republicans in Congress who want to rein in costs and those who want to boost the Pentagon's budget. Obama...

    We Care of Lake County celebrates 20 years of helping needy with health care services

    We Care of Lake County celebrates 20 years of helping needy with health care services
    TAVARES — Dr. Mark Vocci has volunteered his services for We Care of Lake County for 10 years — one of five Lake Eye Associates physicians who pitch in to help the less fortunate. "It is a great service that we really feel good about being a...

    New homeless shelter opens with fanfare, concerns

    New homeless shelter opens with fanfare, concerns
    The Coalition for the Homeless unveiled its new $6.6 million men's shelter Wednesday, drawing both praise for the Orlando nonprofit's transformation and concerns that the emergency shelter it once offered is gone. In a confetti-strewn grand opening...