Welfare

(Photo Courtesy of Children's Home Society of Florida)

Florida Child Welfare Organization Selects New CEO

Children’s Home Society of Florida has a new CEO in the midst of Florida implementing key changes within its child welfare system.

09/18/2014

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‘Octomom’ Faces Additonal Welfare Fraud Charges

“Octomom” Nadya Suleman was charged with a fourth count of welfare fraud Wednesday after prosecutors said they discovered she wrongly collected an additional $10,000 in benefits from the state.

02/05/2014

(Source: CBS4)

FL Schools & Programs At Risk During Government Shutdown

Florida’s schools and state government could be the next victims of the federal government shutdown.

10/10/2013

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

Fla. Gov. Signs Bill Banning EBT Cards At Casinos

Florida welfare recipients who use EBT cards are no longer allowed to use them at “adult entertainment establishments” like strip clubs and casinos.

CBS Miami–05/30/2013

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Temporary Ban On Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Upheld

A temporary ban on a law requiring drug testing of Florida welfare recipients has been upheld by a federal appeals court. Gov. Rick Scott has vowed an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

CBS4–02/26/2013

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

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Welfare Recipients Eligible For Missed Benefits

Florida welfare recipients who were denied benefits during a four-month period last year because they failed or refused to take a drug test are eligible for their share of $600,000 in missed benefits.

09/02/2012

Mitt Romney in Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare ‘Reform’ Justified

According to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.

08/08/2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during campaign event at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on August 2, 2012 in Golden, Colorado. One day after returning from a six-day overseas trip to England, Israel and Poland, Mitt Romney is campaigning in Colorado before heading to Nevada. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Romney Welfare Ad Draws Criticism

There’s an old saying that politics makes strange bedfellows; and that’s very apparent with Republican Mitt Romney trying to attack President Barack Obama by using former President Bill Clinton.

CBS Miami–08/08/2012

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Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012

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