‘If you can work, you will work’ – lawmakers pitch welfare reform

‘If you can work, you will work’ – lawmakers pitch welfare reform


MIKE STRAUB IS LIVE WITH THE PROPOSED CHANGES.>>HUMAN SERVICES MAKES UP 40% OF OUR STATE BUDGET. THAT IS ACCORDING TO HOUSE REPUBLICANS. THEY SAY THAT IS AN UNSUSTAINABLE NUMBER AND IF YOU CAN WORK YOU WILL WORK. THAT IS THE BIGGEST PIECE OF A 20 BILL PACKAGE OF HUMAN SERVICES AND WELFARE REFORMS. IT IS BEING LED BY REPRESENTATIVE MIKE TOBASH. HIM AND OTHERS SAY THE PACKAGE WILL HELP PENNSYLVANIANS BREAK THE CYCLE OF PROPERTY WHILE ALSO TACKLING THE WASTE OF TAX DOLLARS.>>WE MUST ENSURE A SAFETY NET IS THERE FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT WHILE RESTORING THE DIGNITY OF WORK. THAT WILL HELP PENNSYLVANIANS RELIES THERE POTENTIAL — REALIZE THEIR POTENTIAL.>>THE BILL WOULD REQUIRE ABLE-BODIED ADULTS WITH NO DEPENDENTS TO WORK. LAWMAKERS SAY THAT WOULD APPLY TO MORE THAN HALF OF THE PEOPLE WHO CURRENTLY RECEIVE STATE BENEFITS. THE BILLS WOULD ALSO ESTABLISH LIMITS ON HOW LONG PEOPLE CAN STAY ON CERTAIN BENEFIT PROGRAMS. THE BILLS ARE JUST BEING INTRODUCED, KEEP IN MIND, GOVERNOR WOLF DID VETO A SIMILAR

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