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March 1, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Wisconsin has an extremely effective approach to welfare that creates jobs, reduces welfare rates, and helps break a cycle of dependency.
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Entitlements
Economy
April 24, 2019
The study shows how the cost of welfare fraud and abuse is substantial.
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Health Care
Government Spending
April 9, 2019
By Richard Ebeling
Why is it so difficult to win the case for freedom in modern American society?
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Taxes
Government Spending
Entitlements
February 28, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., John Nothdurft, S.T. Karnick
Opponent of Reform Decried Heartland Institute’s Influence from Floor of State Senate
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Entitlements
Employment
Government & Politics
January 10, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Pennsylvania's efforts to reform its welfare system.
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Entitlements
April 27, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Charlie Katebi
For decades, America’s various welfare programs have discouraged low-income adults from working and trapped millions in poverty.
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Taxes
Entitlements
April 25, 2017
By Ben Johnson
Congress sent President Donald Trump a resolution blocking a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) regulation that prevents state governments from testing individuals for evidence of illegal drug use when applying for entitlements.
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Government Spending
Entitlements
November 16, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Amazon decided to split its second headquarters between two coastal financial and political centers in the United States. Both cities offered the e-commerce giant lavish economic incentives that many liken to corporate welfare.
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Economy
April 10, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., John Nothdurft, Peter Ferrara, Charlie Katebi
“Congratulations to Gov. Walker and the Republican legislature for their leadership in passing groundbreaking welfare reforms.” - Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D.
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Government & Politics
Entitlements
March 8, 2018
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a series of welfare reform bills recently passed by Wisconsin’s state legislature that could serve as a model for other states to follow.
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Entitlements
September 7, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines Kansas' recent welfare reforms and their success in leading recipients out of poverty.
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Entitlements
July 25, 2017
By Joshua Paladino
The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Nutrition is considering a bill to reform the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
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Government Spending
Economy
January 31, 2018
By John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft testified in a Wisconsin joint public hearing regarding welfare reform.
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Entitlements
Government Spending
April 13, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
President Trump and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker separately launched important welfare reforms. Though separate initiatives, both are working to increase self-sufficiency among welfare recipients and restore government back to its proper role.
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Entitlements
Economy
July 19, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines existing welfare work requirement laws and their effects thus far.
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Entitlements
Employment
August 22, 2016
By
Aug. 22 marks the 20th anniversary of President Bill Clinton and congressional Republicans’ bipartisan Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA).
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Government Spending
Entitlements
January 1, 2020
By Christopher Talgo
On December 4, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) made a long-overdue and much-needed rule change to the nation’s beleaguered SNAP, commonly known as “food stamps.”
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Government & Politics
Government Spending
January 31, 2018
By John Nothdurft
“Far too often, welfare programs create dependency on government rather than help people seek long-term self-sufficiency.” - John Nothdurft
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Entitlements
Economy
December 21, 2016
By Peter Ferrara, Lewis Uhler
The reforms outlined here would win the War on Poverty, end the poverty trap, and free the nation’s poor to become productive citizens and raise children prepared for better lives than their parents had.
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Entitlements
June 1, 2016
By Karlyn Bowman
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Entitlements
Taxes
Government Spending
October 11, 2017
By Lindsey Curnutte
Next year, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will start enforcing work requirements for food stamp recipients living in 70 of the state’s 95 counties.
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Entitlements
Employment
February 26, 2018
By Charlie Katebi
In this testimony before the Idaho House Health and Welfare Committee, Charlie Katebi argues in favor of expanding access to affordable health insurance and reforming Medicaid to serve the truly needy.
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Health Care
September 8, 2017
By Kimberly Morin
Georgia state government officials have submitted a plan to the federal government for permission to phase in work requirements for more of the state’s food stamp recipients.
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Economy
Entitlements
Employment
Government Spending
January 22, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Self-reliance and prosperity reforms to Alabama's welfare system would save taxpayers’ money and get people get back to work.
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Entitlements
Government Spending
June 1, 2016
By Committee on Economic Development (unsigned)
The next Administration and Congress will hold the key to successfully transforming welfare from a system whose watch words were entitlement and dependence to one whose goals are responsibility and opportunity So far, the 1996 welfare reforms have met
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Entitlements
Taxes
Government Spending
August 19, 2016
By Donny Kendal
If you are actively engaged in efforts in support of an Article V convention – and we hope you are! – you owe it to yourself to devote a few minutes to reading Natelson’s analysis.
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Government & Politics
August 18, 2016
By Jesse Hathaway, Michael Hamilton, Justin Haskins, Peter Ferrara, Matthew Glans, Gary MacDougal
"Many state governments still can, and should, improve the effectiveness of their efforts to help those in poverty." - Logan Elizabeth Pike
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Government Spending
January 10, 2018
By Lindsey Curnutte
The Alabama House State Government Committee is considering a bill that would prohibit the state’s Department of Human Resources from requesting exemptions from federal work requirements for able-bodied individuals receiving welfare.
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Entitlements
Government Spending
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Entitlements
Taxes
Government Spending
January 26, 2016
By John Nothdurft
Co-authored by Logan Pike and John NothdurftMississippi took a step in the right direction when, at the beginning of the month, the Mississippi Department of Human Services announced it would implement work requirements for single people between the ages
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Taxes
Government Spending
April 26, 2017
By Kimberly Morin
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) approved a bill requiring government agencies to verify whether recipients of food stamps and other entitlement programs, such as Medicaid, are eligible to receive those benefits.
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Entitlements
Government Spending
June 1, 2016
By Jason Turner
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Entitlements
Taxes
Government Spending
June 1, 2016
By Michael Weiss and Michael Watson
Virtally all Americans agree now, including leaders in both major political parties, that our present system of welfare, created more than 30 years ago as part of President Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty", has failed.
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Entitlements
Taxes
Government Spending
June 1, 2016
By Peter J. Ferrara and Dorman E. Cordell
As part of the Contract With America, the House of Representatives passed a Republican plan to group school nutrition programs now costing about $6.3 billion a year and turn them over to the states in the form of block grants.
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Entitlements
Taxes
Government Spending
March 23, 2015
Problem The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), implemented in 1996, ended the national entitlement to welfare for families with dependent children and created Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), a
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Entitlements
Taxes
Government Spending
March 19, 2015
By Diane Bast, Matthew Glans, Gary MacDougal
Most state governments can improve the effectiveness of their efforts to help those in poverty. This 50-state report card offers policymakers and the public a roadmap for how it can be done.
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Entitlements
Government Spending
Taxes
June 1, 2016
By Amy L. Sherman
Supporters and critics of Welfare Reform agree on at least one thing: Such a momentous change in many Americans' way of life won't succeed without a vigorous increase in outreach to the poor by private institutions, particually churches.
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Entitlements
Taxes
Government Spending
February 25, 2015
By Rudy Takala
A bill passed by the Missouri Senate would add new eligibility and work requirements for recipients of federal welfare benefits.
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Entitlements
Government Spending
Taxes
November 14, 2019
By Brian Blase
The latest U.S. Census Bureau survey shows a sizable increase in the number of Americans without health insurance.
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Health Care
November 11, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Wyoming that would expand the state’s Medicaid program.
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Health Care
 

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