Doug Ducey on Welfare & Poverty
12 months extra food stamps if you're looking for a job
All too often government incentivizes being out of a job--rather than getting a job. We've seen the effects of this at the federal level, and it's been a disaster: Too many Americans on food stamps and living in poverty, because politicians in
Washington have focused on policies that hold people down, instead of ones that lift people up.
So why not reward those who are making an honest effort to get off unemployment, or food stamps, or welfare.
Those who are looking for work, making sure the kids do their homework, and trying to stop the cycle of poverty.
For Arizonans who are actively looking for a job, who are getting their kids to school--let's extend them up to 12 additional months of cash assistance, known as TANF, as a bridge out of poverty and into a better life.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Arizona Legislature
, Jan 9, 2017
End `grandmother penalty' in foster care compensation
We have to stand up for kids in foster care and that means making sure that no matter the failings of their parents, they and their caregivers have the resources they need. In many cases, a grandmother actually receives
fewer dollars to raise her own grandchild, than a stranger would. That's wrong. This session, let's end the Grandmother Penalty and keep more families together.
Source: 2016 State of the State speech to Arizona legislature
, Jan 11, 2016
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