Colorado Falls Short Of Welfare Target, Faces $4.8M Sanction

The state's human services agency has failed to meet a federal requirement regarding the state's cash assistance program for the poor, which could cost the state nearly $5 million.

The Denver Post reports that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requires 50 percent of Colorado Works participants to be involved in work activities, like job training and education programs. But Colorado reached less than half that in fiscal year 2012, the most recent year audited.