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  • Kansas wants to ban welfare recipients from seeing movies, getting tattoos

    Kansas wants to ban welfare recipients from seeing movies, getting tattoos
    There's nothing fun about being on welfare, and a new Kansas bill aims to keep it that way. If House Bill 2258 is signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback, R, this week, Kansas families receiving government assistance will no longer be able to use those...
  • Children's savings accounts help states create 'college-going culture'

    WASHINGTON Free money for college may sound like an easy sell, but when parents of newborns in Maine were offered a $500 grant for their infants' college education, fewer than half signed up. Even worse, a study found that less educated, lower-income...
  • Missouri budget plan cuts social programs, makes major shift

    The Missouri Senate plans to debate on Tuesday a budget proposal that cuts spending for seniors, people with mental illness and foster children as well as making a major policy change — it budgets lump sum amounts that state departments could...
  • The Rauner revolution: From campaign themes, an agenda to reinvent Illinois

    The Rauner revolution: From campaign themes, an agenda to reinvent Illinois
    "We have a moral duty to have an efficient government. The tax money belongs to the taxpayers. It doesn't belong to the bureaucracy, and government is not a welfare system." — Gov. Bruce Rauner to the Tribune Editorial Board, April 6, 2015....
  • When jobs in Southern California move farther away from homes

    When jobs in Southern California move farther away from homes
    Southern Californians are famous for fighting some of the worst gridlock in the United States. They know as well as anyone the benefits of living close to work. But that's becoming an increasingly difficult trick to pull off as the distance grows...
  • Federal indictment adds to charges against Keymar couple

    Federal indictment adds to charges against Keymar couple
    A Keymar couple indicted in September for embezzling $285,000 in employee benefits is now also charged with conspiring to fraudulently transfer $1.2 million from federal contracts. Shaun Tucker, 49, and Joanne Tucker, 29, both of Keymar, were indicted...
  • TAX REFORM AT LONG LAST: Comprehensive overhaul of federal code promises to effect massive changes across nation

    TAX REFORM AT LONG LAST: Comprehensive overhaul of federal code promises to effect massive changes across nation
    Stunning news emerged from Washington overnight as the Republican Congress and Democratic President Barack Obama agreed to comprehensively reform the nation's antiquated method of revenue collection. Needless to say, the development marks a sea change...
  • McDonald's is giving 90,000 workers raises and vacation time

    McDonald's is giving 90,000 workers raises and vacation time
    McDonald's Corp. will raise the minimum wage for 90,000 U.S. workers by more than 10% this summer, becoming the first major fast-food corporation to bow to pressure to improve circumstances for low-paid workers nationwide. The increase, which follows...
  • Why does America treat its poor citizens like criminals?

    Why does America treat its poor citizens like criminals?
    Want to see a look of pure hatred? Pull out an EBT card at the grocery store. Now that my kids are grown and gone, my Social Security check is enough to keep me from qualifying for government food benefits. But I remember well when we did qualify for...
  • Woman accused of public assistance fraud

    Woman accused of public assistance fraud
    A West Palm Beach woman was arrested for public assistance fraud after she got caught up in a federal investigation involving a Palm Springs food market. The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrested Porscha Layme, 25, Tuesday. Deputies said Layme...
  • The rise of the working poor and the non-working rich

    The rise of the working poor and the non-working rich
    Many believe that poor people deserve to be poor because they're lazy. As House Speaker John Boehner has said, the poor have a notion that "I really don't have to work. I don't really want to do this. I think I'd rather just sit around." In reality, a...