Welfare Drug Test Proposal Back Before LawmakersA divided House panel has approved a bill that would require certain applicants to undergo a drug screening at their expense before receiving state benefits.
Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Rosemary O’HaraThe editorial page editor of the Sun Sentinel joins Jim to talk about the paper’s editorial that called on Marco Rubio to resign his Senate seat. The two also discuss the Sun Sentinel investigation that found widespread abuse of this country’s easy welfare and special immigration status for Cubans.
Court Rejects Scott Appeal On Welfare Drug TestsA federal appeals court gave Gov. Rick Scott a big fat no, as his administration tried to push an old law that would require welfare benefits applicants to submit to mandatory drug testing.
Florida Child Welfare Organization Selects New CEOChildren's Home Society of Florida has a new CEO in the midst of Florida implementing key changes within its child welfare system.
'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.
FL Schools & Programs At Risk During Government Shutdown Florida’s schools and state government could be the next victims of the federal government shutdown.
Fla. Gov. Signs Bill Banning EBT Cards At CasinosFlorida welfare recipients who use EBT cards are no longer allowed to use them at "adult entertainment establishments" like strip clubs and casinos.
Temporary Ban On Drug Testing Welfare Recipients UpheldA 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.
Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don't Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% ControversyRomney 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.
Welfare Recipients Eligible For Missed BenefitsFlorida 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.
Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare 'Reform' JustifiedAccording 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.
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.
Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government AssistanceStricter 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.
Florida House Passes New Restrictions On Welfare A bill that limits what items can be purchased with state welfare funds has passed in the Florida House.
Bill Would Limit Welfare Fund UseA bill that would limit what items could be purchased with state welfare funds is making headway in the Florida Senate.