Times Argus – Welfare cap debate: 'Unable' or 'unwilling'?
By Peter Hirschfeld. Reposted from the Barre Montpelier Times Argus, March 30, 2013. “MONTPELIER — The battle in Montpelier over whether to impose a five-year lifetime cap on welfare benefits peaked this week when House lawmakers gave final approval to a budget that includes the new limits. But the House proposal has drawn fire from both sides on this controversial issue. And while welfare-reform advocates say the House version doesn’t go far enough, advocates for low-income Vermonters say it will exact an undue toll on poor people. ..” Link to full Times Argus article View PDF of full Times Argus article
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