Federal Assistance In The United States
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HELENA - Gov. Steve Bullock will follow the lead of Connecticut and New York to keep $2 million in food-stamp benefits for Montana residents.
Jan. 8 marked the 50th anniversary of legislation launching America’s War on Poverty. The story of that war is often told with a sort of reverse Hollywood ending: oversimplified and wrapped up neatly as a failure. No one can claim that the war on poverty has been won, but the failure narrati…
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead is recommending that the Wyoming Legislature not accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage to more than 16,000 low-income adults who lack health insurance.
WASHINGTON — Two analysts at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis have produced an important study that should (but probably won’t) alter the climate for Washington’s stalemated budget debate. The study demolishes the widespread notion that older Americans need exceptional protection agains…
With food stamp cuts starting Friday, local food pantries expected demand for their services to increase as poor families begin running out of the money for food earlier than usual.
The waiting lists for new clients seeking mental-health care in Eastern Montana keep growing and growing.
The wheels of government are grinding again — slowly.
When you’re young and homeless, the act of bouncing around from one friend’s living room to another’s is known as couch surfing. But at Jennifer Bradley’s age, it’s no way to live.
A U.S. House vote Thursday to cut an estimated 3 million poor people from federal food stamp rolls was a necessary step toward passing a five-year farm bill, U.S. Rep. Steve Daines said.
Physicians at the Yellowstone Pathology Institute called on Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., on Tuesday to help combat proposed cuts to Medicare reimbursement rates. While the freshman congressman said he would like to help, he also pressed them for specific examples.
WASHINGTON — The bankruptcy of Detroit is an extreme example, but it is not an isolated case. State and local governments face a prolonged squeeze between costly commitments to retirees and demands for better services. Think schools, police, libraries, parks, roads and prisons. As the Great…
If pride could fill her daughter’s dinner plate, Crystal Rondeaux wouldn’t have applied for food stamps.
As House Republicans consider slicing up their failed 2013 farm bill and voting on its parts separately, Montana agriculture groups are saying no thanks.
HELENA — Gov. Steve Bullock is ramping up the pressure on lawmakers by taking his Medicaid expansion request, one of the legislative session's bigger issues, straight to his constituents.
Montana's 63rd Legislature has a unique opportunity to do the right thing for people with disabilities and older adults who are in need of personal assistance services to remain living in their own homes and communities.
WASHINGTON — The "fiscal cliff" is a massive failure of presidential leadership. The tedious and technical negotiations are but a subplot in a larger drama. Government can no longer fulfill all the promises it has made to various constituencies. Some promises will be reduced or disavowed. Wh…
As the debate in Washington rages over how to avoid the "fiscal cliff" before the January 1 deadline, some lawmakers are using Social Security and Medicare as bargaining chips.
Days after watching the farm bill sail through the Senate, farm groups are doubtful the House can do the same.
Have you ever heard of a program that was so helpful you simply couldn’t wait to tout its benefits to friends and family, a service so advantageous you wanted to shout it from the rooftops?