State of Georgia Archives: on Welfare & Poverty

Vernon Jones: Supports federal block grants and local welfare control

Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

Jim Martin: Supports workfare, but expand TANF for state services

Source: 2000 Georgia National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

Zell Miller: Supports welfare reform and welfare to work

We have been successful in helping Georgians move off the welfare rolls and into the job market -- a decrease of 57,000 households since we began welfare reform. However, the ones who remain on the rolls are those with the fewest skills and the least work experience. So we want to use $30 million of the savings to expand the Welfare-to-Work program for hard-to-place recipients, and provide child care for an additional 12,625 children.
Source: Budget Address, Georgia Jan 13, 1998

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Pres.Barack Obama(IL)
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Gov.Mitt Romney(MA)
Rep.Paul Ryan(WI)
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