welfare http://wwno.org en La. Bans Use of Welfare Money on Tobacco, Liquor http://wwno.org/post/la-bans-use-welfare-money-tobacco-liquor <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana's social services department has banned the spending of welfare money on cigarettes, alcohol and lottery tickets.</p> Sat, 02 Mar 2013 17:00:53 +0000 The Associated Press 30410 at http://wwno.org Welfare Drug Testing Bill Advances to La. House http://wwno.org/post/welfare-drug-testing-bill-advances-la-house <p>BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) &mdash; A House health care committee has moved ahead with a proposal that would mandate drug testing of welfare recipients, despite objections from Catholic leaders who said the bill raises moral issues by vilifying poor mothers. Supporters say they want to make sure welfare checks pay for family needs, not drugs.<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 09 May 2012 14:30:51 +0000 The Associated Press 10620 at http://wwno.org