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On Thursday, August 17, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe released a statement that indicated his intent to expand ObamaCare in Virginia in his outgoing biennial budget. The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) opposes Gov. McAuliffe’s attempt to expand Medicaid to able-bodied adults and applauds the Virginia General Assembly for resisting the legislation. The expansion of Medicaid under ObamaCare to able-bodied, childless...[ read more ]

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Naples, FL – A new study, released today by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), found that adults with children who left the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program have higher incomes and are better off than they were before gaining their independence. The report, written by FGA’s Vice President for Research Jonathan Ingram and Senior Research Fellow Nic...[ read more ]

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Columbus, OH – Thanks to legislation announced today by Senator William Coley, Representative Michael Henne, and Assistant Majority Whip Robert McColley, Ohio taxpayers could soon benefit from new tools to find and eliminate welfare fraud and preserve limited resources for the truly vulnerable. Under Senate Bill 96 and House Bill 119, the state of Ohio would utilize new data and...[ 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: 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 ]