MaryJo Bane

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Welfare as We Might Know It

Why I resigned in protest over President Clinton's signing of welfare reform--and what can still be done to repair it.

August 1996, President Clinton signed welfare reform legislation
that signaled the end of an era in the country's response to needy
families. No longer will cash assistance to dependent children
be guaranteed by the federal government. Instead it will be provided,
or not, by states using block grants.