BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State auditors say Idaho's child welfare system is overwhelmed, with too few foster parents, too heavy caseloads for social workers and not enough infrastructure to hold it all together.
Today the Texas Senate passed a bill that will require some Welfare applicants to take a drug test before they can get access to benefits. Senator Jane Nelson, my new hero and the bill's sponsor, said this of the bill: "Taxpayer money should not be used to subsidize someone's drug habit."
Should Idaho adopt a similar measure?
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Big Idaho grocers finally convinced a Senate panel to support staggering food stamp benefits, an effort to avoid the current first-of-the-month onslaught that stores complain interrupts their supply chain, creates chaos in the aisles and results in food waste...