The days of "welfare queens" and other derogatory terms for people receiving public assistance are supposed to be behind us.
Congress passed welfare reform nearly 20 years ago to put some conditions on people receiving assistance.
States continue to work to curtail poverty and provided needed services, and the Heartland Institute in Chicago gives them grades.
Sorry Oregon, you get an F, and California gets a C.
We hear the reasons for the rankings from one of the report authors.