Welfare

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Welfare Recipients Spending At Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores, Luxury Destinations

As state lawmakers vow to crack down on prohibited welfare transactions in Colorado, a CBS4 investigation has found Colorado welfare recipients spending their payments at luxury destinations across the country.

04/27/2015

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Colorado Considers Ban On Welfare Cards At Pot Shops

Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It’s an urban legend that won’t go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can’t be used at dispensary ATMs.

01/30/2015

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Substance Abusers On Welfare In El Paso County Face New Rules

People who are on welfare in El Paso County and abuse alcohol or drugs need to be ready to get treatment.

01/25/2015

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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney 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.

09/19/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare ‘Reform’ Justified

According 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.

08/08/2012

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Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter 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.

07/02/2012

Bill To Drug Test Colorado Welfare Recipients Fails

A measure to require welfare applicants to take a drug test before receiving benefits failed in a surprising vote in the Republican-controlled Colorado House.

03/29/2012

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Colorado Welfare Recipient Drug Test Bill Advances

One criticism of the idea to make welfare recipients take drug tests is that lawmakers and other elected officials who also get state funds should submit themselves to the same standard.

03/23/2012

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Bill To Drug Test For Welfare Gets 1st Hearing

Colorado lawmakers are considering making welfare recipients take a drug test before receiving benefits.

02/09/2012

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