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Posted by & filed under Foster Care Reform, Kansas, Safe Families.

After passing with broad support in both chambers of the State Legislature, Kansas's Governor Sam Browback has signed FGA's Safe Families for Children law. The bill introduced by the Judiciary Committee, provides protection for the Safe Families for Children program. Safe Families is a private charity that has worked wonders for struggling families and their children in a handful of...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Health Care Reform, Kansas, Volunteer Care.

In exciting news for low-income Kansas residents, a bill setting up a program that would mirror Florida’s Volunteer Health Services in the Sunflower State has passed both house of the state's legislature and been approved by the governor. The bill, which began as HB 2615 in the House, was signed into law by Governor Sam Brownback earlier this month. Florida’s Volunteer...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Foster Care Reform, Missouri, Safe Families.

Missouri’s House of Representatives has passed FGA’s Safe Families legislation. The bill introduced by Andrew Koenig, provides protection for the Safe Families for Children program. Safe Families is a private charity that has worked wonders for struggling families and their children in a handful of states and would help provide much-needed relief to Missouri’s child-protective service bureaucracy. In fiscal year...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Maine, Safe Families.

Maine’s governor has signed FGA’s Safe Families for Children legislation into law. The bill provides protection for the Safe Families For Children foster program. With Governor Paul LePage’s signature, families in trouble across the state have a new place to turn for temporary housing of their children. Safe Families is a private charity that has worked wonders for struggling families...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Missouri, Stop The Scam.

The Stop The Scam welfare reform bill introduced by Missouri Senator David Sater which will reign in welfare fraud and abuse in The Show-Me State has passed both chambers in the state legislature. SB 607 is now headed to a conference committee with members of both the House and the Senate to hammer out any differences in the language. When...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Foster Care Reform, Mississippi, Safe Families.

Mississippi’s Senate and House of Representatives have passed FGA’s Safe Families legislation. The bill introduced by Senator David Parker, provides protection for establishing the Safe Families For Children program in the Magnolia State. Safe Families is a private charity that has worked wonders for struggling families and their children in a handful of states and would help provide much-needed relief...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Alaska, Safe Families.

Alaska’s Legislature has sent FGA’s Safe Families bill sponsored by Senator Cathy Giessel to the desk of Governor Bill Walker. The legislation provides protection for the Safe Families for Children program. Safe Families is a private charity that has worked wonders for struggling families and their children in a handful of states and would help provide much-needed relief to Alaska’s...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Alaska, Stop Fraud, Stop The Scam, Welfare Reform.

The Stop The Scam welfare reform bill introduced by Alaska Senator Pete Kelly which reigns in welfare fraud and abuse in America's largest state has passed both houses of the State Legislature and is awaiting the signature of Governor Bill Walker. Fraud and abuse in state welfare programs costs taxpayers billions every year and robs limited resources from the truly...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Events, Kansas, Maine, Restore the Working Class, Welfare Reform.

Join us live here: Event information: Able-bodied adults, work, and food assistance: What are states doing, and is it working?   12:00pm – 1:30pm et Senior Fellow for FGA, Josh Archambault will join a panel of experts to discuss state level welfare reform for able-bodied adults receiving food stamps.  Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas will give the keynote address. Join...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Foster Care Reform, Kentucky, Safe Families.

Kentucky bill H420 introduced by Representatives Tom Burch, Thomas Kerr, and Jerry Miller that would provide legislative protection for the Safe Families For Children foster program has been signed into law by Governor Matt Bevin. Safe Families is a private charity that has worked wonders for struggling families and their children in a handful of states and would help provide...[ read more ]