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Scott Walker Proposes Aggressive Welfare Reform Plan for Wisconsin

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By    |   Monday, 23 Jan 2017 06:33 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday proposed an aggressive welfare reform plan that will require people receiving benefits to be employed at least 80 hours per month or to be enrolled in job training programs, The Hill reports.

"We believe our public assistance programs should ask able-bodied adults to take steps toward self-sufficiency through work, while also providing comprehensive tools to help them get and keep a job," Walker said Monday.

Walker's "Wisconsin Works for Everyone" plan would impose requirements on able-bodied adults with school-age children who receive state food assistance and people who receive state housing assistance. The ones who do not meet work requirements would have their benefits cut, Walker said.

"In 2017, we are going to push the federal government to allow Wisconsin to go even further, to be a leader once again on welfare reform," the governor said last week during his State of the State address. "In the past, Governor Tommy Thompson led the charge across the nation. We can do it again. Rewarding work will be our top priority."

Thompson, a leader in welfare reform, was alongside Walker Monday when he announced the legislation.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Monday proposed an aggressive welfare reform plan that will require people receiving benefits to be employed at least 80 hours per month or to be enrolled in job training programs, The Hill reports.
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