State of Wyoming Archives: on Welfare & Poverty


Charlie Hardy: 30,000 children in Wyoming won't eat three meals today

His motive to run, he said, is the estimated 30,000 children in Wyoming who will not eat three meals today as well as the men and women who will work all week and not make enough money to take care of their families' basic needs. "I have spent my life listening to and being with people to whom the politicians haven't been listening," Hardy said. "I don't plan to stop now."
Source: Star-Tribune on 2014 Wyoming Senate race Feb 4, 2014

Charlie Hardy: 30,000 children in Wyoming won't eat three meals today

He called for increases in the minimum wage and job creation. Raising the minimum wage will pump more money into the economy and will reduce people's need to rely on food stamps and welfare, he said.

Improving the nation's decaying infrastructure also will create jobs, he said. "I have spent my life listening to and being with people to whom the politicians haven't been listening," Hardy said. "I don't plan to stop now."

Source: Star-Tribune on 2014 Wyoming Senate race Feb 4, 2014

Tim Chesnut: Training, transport, & subsidies for welfare recipients

Source: Wyoming 2004 Congressional National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2004

Jim Geringer: Work First: move families to self-sufficiency

I support the “Work First” initiative for Wyoming’s workforce through the realignment of related programs into a new Department of Workforce Services. [I support] the Wyoming Work First Steering Committee and the creation of a department that will consolidate training, employment, TANF, and food stamp programs within a single welfare and workforce entity. The focus of this new department will be moving families to self-sufficiency.
Source: 2001 State of the State Address to Wyoming Legislature Jan 10, 2001

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