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BY Linden Gawboy | Minneapolis, MN | 8/01/15
This past spring, Missouri imposed a 45-month limit on how long poor families can receive federally funded welfare benefits, down from 60 months. States setting time limits like this, and imposing other discriminatory hurdles for families to jump, was not allowed 20 years ago - but then President Bill Clinton gutted the welfare system
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 1/05/15
On Jan. 6, at 11:30 a.m., members of the Welfare Rights Committee will gather outside the capitol as legislators file into the building for the opening day of the legislative session. Protesters will form a line outdoors, on the corner of Martin Luther King Blvd. across from the State Office Building. After that, they will visit legislators’ offices and hand-deliver “Past Due” notices.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 8/09/14
About 40 members and supporters of the Twin Cities-based Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) came together here, Aug. 9, to celebrate the two-year battle to raise welfare grants.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 5/01/14
On April 30, members of the Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) gathered outside the House Chambers of the Minnesota state capitol to protest Governor Mark Dayton’s State of the State address.
BY staff | Saint Paul, MN | 9/25/13
Members of the Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) ‘huddled’ in front of Governor Mark Dayton’s mansion Sept. 25.
BY Mick Kelly | Minneapolis, MN | 8/11/13
More than 40 members and supporters of the Welfare Rights Committee (WRC) gathered here, Aug. 10, to celebrate past victories and look ahead to future battles.
BY Deb Konechne | St. Paul, MN | 6/20/13
Because of the Welfare Rights Committee’s fierce battle at the State Capitol, the first increase for welfare since 1986 passed and was signed into law by the governor in late May.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 3/04/13
A bill to double the welfare grants moved closer to passage, March 4, when members of the Senate Health, Human Services, and Housing policy committee passed Senate File 165.
BY staff | Raleigh, NC | 1/25/13
Republican state Representative Paul “Skip” Stam says he will introduce legislation that'll make it a crime for merchants to sell lottery tickets to people receiving public assistance or in bankruptcy.
BY staff | St. Paul, MN | 1/08/13
Hundreds of people filled the Minnesota State Capitol rotunda here, Jan. 8, the opening day of the state legislature, joining protests to demand justice.
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