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Issue: Welfare and Human Services - Archived Stories and Audio (by Date)


Legislative Auditor
See the report on the effects of welfare reform.
Ventura Proposes a Boost Toward Self-Reliance
Governor Jesse Ventura wants to strengthen Minnesota's social safety net by nearly $200 million. Yesterday, the governor proposed using a reserve fund of federal dollars to assist families moving from welfare to self-reliance. 2/3/00

The Effect of Welfare Reform
A report from Minnesota's legislative auditor shows Minnesota's welfare rolls are shrinking, but the remaining cases tend to be the hardest to solve. With a federal five-year limit on welfare benefits approaching, the study recommends intensified efforts to reach all needy families and tougher sanctions for those that don't comply. 1/27/00