Public Assistance

A Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

No Lap Dances On State Dollars

State officials would have to make electronic state benefits cards unusable at liquor stores, gambling establishments and strip clubs under a bill that passed the House easily on Thursday, but over the objections of Democrats who said it was a political posturing bill that capitalizes on a stereotype about the poor.

CBS Miami–04/19/2013

(Source: CNET)

Bill Aims To Ban Using Food Stamps On Strip Clubs, Liquor

Public-assistance recipients may no longer use food stamps to purchase liquor or visit strip clubs and gambling venues, should a HB 701 continue making its way through the Florida Legislature.

CBS4–03/14/2013

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Dept. Of Children & Families Warns Of Public Aid Scam

Several fake websites are offering to help people apply for public assistance, if they provide financial and personal information.

CBS4–02/23/2013

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