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Illinois and dozens of other states have enacted "ban the box" laws to improve the job prospects of correctional alumni. (The term refers to the square you check if you have a criminal record.)
The massive 14 percent cuts in the $70 B Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, widely known as food stamps, were overwhelmingly rejected by Congress.
Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and guest Newt Gingrich painted a disparaging picture of welfare recipients during the latest episode of the USDA’s taxpayer-funded podcast, The Sonnyside of the Farm.
TeamHealth initially defended the lawsuits in an interview with MLK50 and ProPublica, saying they reserved legal action only for patients who’d made no attempt to pay.
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