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­­­Contact: Charles Siler 202-487-8652 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW BILL EMPOWERS MAINE COMMUNITIES TO HELP FAMILIES IN CRISIS BILL CREATING EARLY INTERVENTION ALTERNATIVE PASSES LEGISLATURE Families experiencing a short-term crisis in Maine now have a new place to turn for help, their own communities, thanks to a bill just signed into law by Gov. Paul LePage that enjoyed bi-partisan support in...[ read more ]

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Contact: Charles Siler 202-487-8652 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: GOV. TOMBLIN DECIDES LOW-INCOME PATIENTS ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH FREE HEALTH CARE AVAILABLE TO THEM VETOES BILL TO BRING $8 MILLION IN FREE HEALTH CARE TO POOR WEST VIRGINIANS In a surprising move that shocked West Virginia’s free clinics and health care providers, West Virginia’s governor vetoed legislation that would have brought millions in...[ read more ]

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­­­Contact: Charles Siler 202-487-8652 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW BILL EMPOWERS INDIANA COMMUNITIES TO HELP FAMILIES IN CRISIS BILL CREATING FOSTER CARE ALTERNATIVE PASSES LEGISLATURE Families experiencing a short-term crisis in Indiana now have a new place to turn for help, their own communities, thanks to legislation just signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence that enjoyed unanimous support in the...[ read more ]

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­­­Contact: Charles Siler 202-487-8652    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW LEGISLATION TAMPS DOWN ON WELFARE FRAUD IN WYOMING BILL CREATING BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR APPLICANTS SIGNED INTO LAW   The State of Wyoming will soon have new tools at its disposal to find and root out welfare benefit fraud after Governor Matt Mead signed into law that makes use of the best...[ read more ]

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­­­Contact: Charles Siler 202-487-8652    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW BILLS EMPOWER WEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITIES TO HELP FAMILIES IN CRISIS BILLS CREATING FOSTER CARE ALTERNATIVE PASS LEGISLATURE   Families experiencing a short-term crisis in West Virginia may soon have a new place to turn for help, their own communities, thanks to two bills which just passed the state Legislature with a...[ read more ]

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­­­Contact: Charles Siler 202-487-8652   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW BILL TO BRING $8 MILLION IN FREE HEALTH CARE TO POOR WEST VIRGINIANS COMMON-SENSE BILL PROTECTING HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WHO DONATE CARE TO POOR PATIENTS PASSES LEGISLATURE   Low-income patients in West Virginia may soon benefit from an estimated $8 million and 14,000 visits a year in free health care donated by...[ read more ]

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­­­Contact: Charles Siler 202-487-8652    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: KANSAS LT. GOV. SHARES POWERFUL STRATEGY TO HELPING THE POOR WORK REQUIREMENTS FOR WELFARE ARE LIFTING THOUSANDS FROM POVERTY   Thousands of able-bodied adults have been lifted from poverty and are on a path to independence and economic success thanks to work requirements implemented in Kansas in Oct. 2013, and the state’s...[ read more ]

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­­­Contact: Charles Siler 202-487-8652    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WORK REQUIREMENTS ARE KEY TO LIFTING AMERICANS FROM POVERTY SHOWS STUDY KANSAS’ REFORM FREES THOUSANDS FROM WELFARE, PROVIDES ECONOMIC BOOST   Welfare fails the poor by punishing work and trapping able-bodied, working-age adults in poverty. But a groundbreaking, first-of-its-kind study finds that work requirements don’t just get adults back on their feet...[ read more ]

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Job Opening: Legislative Relations Director Where? Naples, FL or Virtual Office What is the Role? FGA works with state leaders across the nation to advance positive health care and welfare reforms, and to stop policies that grow the welfare state at the expense of families and taxpayers. The Director will play an integral role on FGA’s government relations team, helping...[ read more ]

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Contact: Charles Siler 202-487-8652 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SHOW-ME STATE REPRESENTATIVE RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD FOR EMPOWERING MISSOURIANS TO RETURN TO WORK AWARD HONORS LEADERSHIP ON WELFARE REFORMS TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF DEPENDENCY Missouri Rep. Sue Allen was honored with the Foundation for Government Accountability’s 2015 Defender of Opportunity Award Monday for her leadership in the state to reform the welfare...[ read more ]