Temporary Assistance For Needy Families
As the federal government shutdown enters its second week, Hoosiers should know Indiana will be able to mitigate the impact and continue to meet our obligations to those who support our National Guard and to our most vulnerable citizens.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hands were shaken, hugs were shared and state lawmakers, who spent the past four months passionately opposing each other in great and small policy debates, were all smiles Saturday morning after House Speaker Brian Bosma gaveled out the 2013 Indiana General Assembly.
Talk about a loaded question. State Rep. Hal Slager's question is this: Do you believe Indiana, like other states, should implement random drug testing as a requirement to receiving state-funded welfare benefits?
Testing welfare recipients for drug use is a popular cause, but the dollars and cents don't add up.
Gov. Mitch Daniels' recent column was an opportunity to educate Hoosiers regarding the following services in Indiana: the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or food stamps; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Medicaid for basic health care. These so-called welfare programs s…
For years, our administration has sat silently through frequent criticism of our initial attempt to repair and reform Indiana's welfare system. Much of the criticism was sincere and accurate, much was simply crude politics. But even when it crossed the line into inaccuracy, we endured it wit…
It's too bad the Indiana Senate apparently killed the bill testing those receiving government handouts. All it really needed was a little tweaking.
INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers receiving cash welfare benefits will no longer be allowed to withdraw their money from an ATM inside a strip club starting July 1.
INDIANAPOLIS | A pricey plan to drug-test some welfare recipients and state legislators failed to advance out of an Indiana Senate committee Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | Recipients of cash assistance welfare benefits may no longer be able to withdraw money from ATMs inside strip clubs.
INDIANAPOLIS | Some Indiana welfare recipients would be required to pass a drug test under legislation approved by a House committee Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD | It's going to be a tough year for the Illinois Department of Human Services if it can't find places to trim its budget, consolidate and address the rationale behind recent pay raises.
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