09/06/14 10:45 AM
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The state is preparing to launch its latest program intended to attract lawyers to small, rural Nebraska communities — this one giving those lawyers thousands of dollars a year in student loan debt repayment. The Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy will administer the...
09/05/14 07:31 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The biggest beneficiary of the record $1.4 billion fine levied against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. for a gas line explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of homes in suburban San Francisco is the state of California, which stands to gain $950 million to spend...
09/05/14 04:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Almost two years after Superstorm Sandy struck, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that a storm-damaged Brooklyn housing project will get $108 million in federal relief, and said he expects Sandy funds to flow to other public housing developments as well. "This...
09/05/14 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surprising drop in hiring and in the number of people seeking work in August sent a reminder that the U.S. economic recovery is still prone to temporary slowdowns. Employers added just 142,000 jobs last month, well below the 212,000 average of the previous 12 months. The...
09/04/14 01:36 PM
Schmidt TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt recently announced that Dr. Adnan A. Ashkar, an OB/GYN in Leavenworth, was found guilty of Medicaid fraud and must pay more than $12,000 in restitution to the Kansas Medicaid program. Ashkar, 71, was charged...
09/04/14 10:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the total number receiving aid remained at its lowest level in more than seven years. Applications for unemployment aid rose 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. The...
By Susan Ferrechio | 09/04/14 08:24 AM
A George Washington University Battleground Poll taken in late August showed most Americans "feel the nation is on the wrong track," but they have differing view on who would best lead the country onto the right track.
09/03/14 05:30 PM
DETROIT (AP) — An attorney for one of Detroit's creditors told a judge overseeing the city's historic bankruptcy Wednesday that Detroit could afford to pay 75 cents on the dollar to settle its debt if it sold some masterpieces from the art museum. But an attorney for Detroit told federal Judge...
By Luke Rosiak | 09/03/14 03:23 PM
The woman admitted this week to running a business based entirely on using Medicaid patients' ID numbers to bill the government for services, whether they needed them or not.Â
By Justin Green | 09/03/14 03:01 PM
In an interview with the New York Times Magazine, the Republican Minority Leader argued that Kentucky's acceptance of federal funding to expand Medicaid was a "mistake" but he also suggested it may not be undone.
By Mark Flatten | 09/03/14 12:26 PM
MuckRock News has been battling HUD for more than a year over access to records pertaining to problems in public housing.
09/03/14 02:30 PM
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Carrying identification documents and bitterness over their sudden joblessness, hundreds of ex-casino workers began filing for unemployment Wednesday morning, the first attendees at an assistance center that expects to process 5,000 newly laid-off workers over the next...
By Terence Jeffrey | 09/03/14 02:24 PM
The high rate of births to unmarried mothers can mean a higher proportion of welfare recipients.
09/03/14 11:15 AM
BOSTON (AP) — The state's $46 million Web-based system to track unemployment benefits was plagued with problems for months after it launch, frustrating state employees and imperiling residents seeking benefits, according to a newspaper report. The turmoil and frustration was captured in...
09/03/14 05:00 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor, hoping to save taxpayer money on unplanned pregnancies. Officials with the Illinois Medicaid program plan to increase payments to doctors and clinics for methods such as...
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