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...
By Joseph Lawler | 09/02/14 01:42 PM
The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that almost 7 percent of people in the Frontier State receive public assistance from the federal or state government, more than a percentage point more than the state with the next highest rate.
08/29/14 04:30 PM
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials are investigating a contractor Idaho selected to oversee its Medicaid behavioral health program for possibly violating patient-privacy laws. In a collaborative report from the Idaho Statesman and Boise State Public Radio (http://bit.ly/1pqUk0O ), health...
By Justin Green | 08/29/14 12:40 PM
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam said that the state will submit a plan to federal regulators "sometime this fall with a plan ... that we think makes sense for Tennessee," according to the Nashville Tennessean.
08/28/14 09:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped to 299,750,...
By Steve Doty | 08/28/14 08:54 AM
Corbett had gotten closer in recent polls, but Thursday's release shows the Democrat Wolf with 49 percent and the incumbent governor with 24 percent.
By Kelly Cohen | 08/27/14 03:09 PM
One online posting in Raleigh, N.C., offered 10 days of cooking and cleaning services in exchange for food stamps. Someone in Charlotte offered to exchange beer for food stamps, according to GAO.
By Paul Bedard | 08/26/14 11:31 AM
The Pentagon "likely will" allow transgendered Americans to serve openly in the military where 15,500 now secretly serve, according to a new report issued by top former generals.
By Associated Press | 08/26/14 08:03 AM
The Arizona Supreme Court is set to consider whether to take up Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a lower court decision allowing a lawsuit challenging her Medicaid expansion plan to proceed.
By Timothy P. Carney | 08/25/14 11:53 AM
California state board reverses past ruling and requires all employer-sponsored insurance plans to cover elective abortions.
By Associated Press | 08/25/14 08:03 AM
Officials say Kansas City plays a central role in a gang scheme that hires homeless people to cash counterfeit checks.
By Marc Levy | 08/25/14 08:06 AM
Job No. 1 for whoever wins this fall's election for Pennsylvania governor likely will be trying to solve the state government's messy fiscal situation.
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