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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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AG and Easter Seals settle 2013 Medicaid billing dispute

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Easter Seals of New Hampshire has reached a settlement with the attorney general's office over allegations it lacked adequate records to support some of its 2013 Medicaid bills. Attorney General Joseph Foster says Easter Seals will pay just over $30,000 in restitution and investigative costs for bills submitted between February and April of 2013. The claims ...

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4 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Woman sentenced after pleading guilty to benefits fraud

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman has been sentenced to serve six months of home confinement and pay back over $40,000 after she pleaded guilty to Social Security fraud. Prosecutors say 61-year-old Sandra Fortier of Burlington applied for disability benefits in 2003 and 2004. Her applications were denied because the income received by her then-husband exceeded that for qualification ...

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5 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Court dismisses lawsuit over closure of Iowa Juvenile Home

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court dismissed a lawsuit Friday that challenged Gov. Terry Branstad's decision to close a home for Iowa's most troubled girls, refusing to rule on whether the action was an abuse of power. The governor did not have the power to close the home because lawmakers had approved funding for its operation through ...

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5 HOURS AGO - Wall Street Journal

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Top Democrats Join Critics of NYC Mayor's Plan on Police, Firefighter Benefits

Two of the city’s leading Democrats joined police and firefighter unions Friday to push for more generous disability benefits, setting up a fight with Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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7 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Police, firefighters rally for increased disability benefits

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 100 police officers and firefighters are rallying at New York's City Hall for increased disability benefits. Before July 2009, city police officers and firefighters injured on the job received benefits equal to 75 percent of their salaries.

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