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Vitter bills pinch welfare recipients

Vitter bills pinch welfare recipients

U.S. Senator David Vitter introduced two amendments to the Farm Bill in the U.S. Senate last week, affecting those on welfare.

The first would end the welfare subsidy for mobile phone service in the Lifeline Program.

"The cell phone welfare program has expanded far beyond its original intent, as so many middle class Americans struggle underneath this economy, it is really offensive for Washington to make folks pay for free cell phones for others," Vitter said in a press release. "It's an entitlement program gone mad."

Last Updated ( May 26, 2013 )

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Senate defers gun bill ban on federal oversight

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Senators postponed a vote Tuesday on a controversial bill that would prohibit enforcement in Louisiana of any federal bans on assault weapons, after op...

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House refuses Medicaid expansion

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana House overwhelmingly refused Tuesday to provide government-subsidized health insurance to thousands of people with the Medicaid dollars availa...

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La. drivers can't tweet or post to Facebook

La. drivers can't tweet or post to Facebook

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Motorists in Louisiana will have to add tweets and Facebook updates to the list of activities banned while driving, along with texting.

A bill proh...

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Justice investigating IRS targeting of tea party

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is opening a criminal investigation of the Internal Revenue Service just as another probe concludes that lax management enabled a...

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Audit: $42M in layoff costs for LSU privatization

BATON ROUGE — Gov. Bobby Jindal's push to privatize all but one of the LSU-run hospitals across south Louisiana will cost the state an estimated $42 million to make the l...

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Senate rejects attempt to kill La. Science Act

BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Louisiana Senate overwhelmingly rejected an attempt Monday to repeal a 2008 law that permits public school science teachers to use material outside...

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