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  • Casino closures brings mass unemployment filing

    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...

  • Surge in welfare stems from rise in out-of-wedlock births

    The high rate of births to unmarried mothers can mean a higher proportion of welfare recipients.

  • State unemployment system plagued with problems

    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...

  • Illinois Medicaid pushes long-acting birth control

    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...

  • Alaska, West Coast lead U.S. in receiving welfare

    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.

  • Feds investigate Idaho Medicaid contractor

    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...

  • Tennessee may expand Medicaid

    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.

  • Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

    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,...

  • Poll shows huge lead for Tom Wolf over Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett

    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.

  • Online food stamp fraud growing, GAO reports

    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.

  • At ease: Obama eyes transgendered troops

    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.

  • Arizona high court to consider Medicaid suit

    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.

  • California government forces Catholic colleges and insurers to cover elective abortion

    California state board reverses past ruling and requires all employer-sponsored insurance plans to cover elective abortions.

  • Kansas City at center of Operation Homeless

    Officials say Kansas City plays a central role in a gang scheme that hires homeless people to cash counterfeit checks.

  • Job No. 1 for the next Pennsylvania governor? A huge budget gap

    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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