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Momentum Builds To Repeal Calif. Ban On Public Benefits For Illegal Immigrants

A 20-year-old California law that prohibits undocumented immigrants from accessing public healthcare, welfare and other benefits may soon be coming off the books.

06/05/2014

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LA County Welfare, Food Stamp Payouts Total $153M In Early 2014

Welfare and food stamp benefits totaling $153 million were issued to illegal immigrant parents for their native-born children during the first quarter of 2014, officials said Tuesday.

05/06/2014

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CBS2 Investigates: Millions In LA County Welfare Money Traced To Casinos, Bars, Vacation Spots

CBS2 investigative reporter David Goldstein traced millions of dollars in L.A. County welfare money to some exotic locations, including ATMs in casinos and bars and vacation spots like Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

11/19/2013

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Undocumented LA County Parents On Pace To Receive $650M In Welfare Benefits

A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials said Monday.

09/16/2013

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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare ‘Reform’ Justified

According to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.

08/08/2012

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Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012

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California Pushing More Welfare Recipients To Work

Gov. Jerry Brown wants to shift the safety net protecting California’s neediest residents.

06/10/2012

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Auditor: LA County Welfare Dept. Illegally Shielding Records Of Child Deaths

The state auditor of California said on Monday the troubled Department of Children and Family Services is illegally shielding its records after county supervisors defied a subpoena.

08/01/2011

2 Former Welfare Employees Accused Of Stealing $500K

Two former employees of San Bernardino County’s welfare department have been indicted on charges of stealing more than $500,000 intended for needy families.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/03/2011

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Report: LA County Welfare Benefits For Illegals Top $600M

New data from Los Angeles County officials shows up to $600 million in welfare benefits may have been paid out to illegal immigrants in 2010.

01/20/2011

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Welfare Unit Cell Phone Calls Cost LA County $500K

Auditor-Controller Wendy Watanabe says about one-fourth of the $2.2 million cellular telephone budget went toward questionable charges.

01/04/2011

LA County Extends Child Care Aid For Ex-Welfare Recipients

Nearly 12,000 local families who have moved off welfare and into the workforce will be spared the effects of nearly $1-billion in veto cuts made by Gov. Schwarzenegger.

11/03/2010

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Welfare Recipients Cash $69M Out Of State

Can’t afford to take a vacation in this troubled economy? A new report says millions in public funds aimed at providing for California’s neediest families have been used everywhere from Hawaii to Vegas casinos.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–10/04/2010

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Child Welfare Official Says She Was Harassed

A Los Angeles County child welfare official says she was harassed after claiming reports were falsified to cover up errors that led to child deaths.

09/29/2010

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