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Stories related to: welfare

State Government

Bill To Increase Welfare Payments Stalls In California Assembly

March 27, 2017 | Ben Bradford

The bill would increase welfare payments for Californians when they complete educational degrees. In an unusual twist, it’s Democrats who blocked the bill and a Republican who authored it.

State Government

New Law: Repeal Of '90s Welfare Rule Takes Effect

January 2, 2017 | Ben Bradford

As of Jan. 1, California no longer prevents additional welfare payments for families who have more children while receiving state aid. Opponents of the maximum family grant called it discriminatory and invasive.

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State Government

Diaper Bill Provokes Backlash

August 11, 2014 | Katie Orr

A California lawmaker is dealing with some major backlash after proposing a bill to subsidize diapers for poor families.

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