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LAWMAKERS KNOCK BENEFIT CAP FOR CHILDREN CONCEIVED WHILE ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

LAWMAKERS KNOCK BENEFIT CAP FOR CHILDREN CONCEIVED WHILE ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE By Katie Lannan STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 7, 2017…..Drawing on life experiences she said gave her a “master’s in poverty,” Rep. Marjorie Decker on Thursday urged support for legislation that would ease certain restrictions on welfare benefits to families. Speaking […]

20 Years of TANF: Innovations Needed to Improve Health

Twenty years ago Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed into law an act to “end welfare as we know it”. This act replaced Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) with the current program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), thereby converting the program to a block grant and implementing stringent work requirements and […]

Welfare Reform Reauthorization

Testimony to the United States House of Representatives, Ways and Means Committee, Subcommittee on Human Resources, Welfare Reform Reauthorization Hearing.