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Posted by & filed under Arkansas, Stop Medicaid Expansion.

In a special session last week, at the behest of Governor Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas lawmakers passed a bill to renew ObamaCare expansion. The plan would keep the failed Private Option ObamaCare expansion but add some tweaks that will make the program even worse for taxpayers and the truly needy. One of the key provisions would give ObamaCare welfare to Arkansans...[ read more ]

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

On Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, FGA will co-host an event with AEI focused on state level welfare reform for able-bodied adults receiving food assistance. Senior Fellow for FGA, Josh Archambault will join the panel of experts, including Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas, who will give the keynote address. RSVP here. Event information: Able-bodied adults, work, and food assistance: What are...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Safe Families, West Virginia.

West Virginia bill HB 4237 introduced by Delegate David O’Neal that would provide legislative protection for the Safe Families For Children foster program has been signed into law by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. 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 Kansas, Restore the Working Class, Welfare Reform.

In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed into law historic welfare reforms that required able-bodied adults without dependents to work a minimum of 20 hours per week in order to receive food stamps. But under the Obama administration, those work requirements were relaxed in nearly every state, and enrollees were allowed to remain on the program indefinitely, instead of being limited...[ read more ]

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

Yesterday, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed House Bill 1183 into law, providing much-needed relief to Indiana’s overburdened and overwhelmed child-protective service bureaucracy. This bill was inspired by the work of Safe Families for Children, a national private charity that is working wonders for struggling families and children in 27 different states and has been serving Indiana since 2008. Thanks to...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Utah, Volunteer Care.

In exciting news for low-income Utah residents, a bill setting up a program that would mirror Florida’s Volunteer Health Services in the Beehive State has passed into law. The bill, HB 186, introduced and shepherded by Rep. David Lifferth and Sen. Brian Shiozawa, was signed by Governor Gary Herbert. Florida’s Volunteer Health Services program is one example of how innovative...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Indiana, Safe Families.

Indiana bill HB 1183 introduced by Representative David Frizzell that would provide legislative protection for the Safe Families For Children foster program has been signed into law by Governor Mike Pence. 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 Indiana’s...[ read more ]

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

House Bill 4237, introduced by Delegate John O'Neal, has finally reached the desk of Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and only needs his signature before becoming law. The bill provides legislative protection to 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...[ read more ]

Posted by & filed under Stop The Scam, Wyoming.

The Stop The Scam welfare reform bill introduced by Wyoming Senator Leland Christensen to reign in welfare fraud and abuse in the Cowboy State has passed the Legislature and has been signed into law by Governor Matt Mead. Between 5 and 25 percent of states’ welfare spending has been found to be either wasted or fraudulent. This fraud and abuse...[ read more ]

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

There is some exciting news for low-income Ohioans: Representative Robert Sprague and Senator Peggy Lehner have each introduced a bill into the legislature that would bring Florida’s Volunteer Health Services (VHS) program to the Buckeye State. VHS is a great example of an innovative solution to the problem of access to quality health care; it utilizes existing medical resources to...[ read more ]