How Walker’s new welfare reforms could impact Wisconsinites who are struggling

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This week, Governor Scott Walker signed nine bills of his welfare reform package into law. The bills range from adding drug screens for people on welfare to prohibiting food stamps to people who own a vehicle worth more than $20,000. > WEAU-TV Eau Claire

Paul Ryan’s broad strokes on poverty

Paul Ryan on Tuesday reiterated his vision of consolidating the wide array of federal poverty programs into a benefit system that he argues would better encourage people to get out of welfare and into work, including sending some of the federal money spent on welfare programs to local governments and charities. > Roll Call

Walker’s welfare reform could become model for national GOP

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Gov. Scott Walker is a handful of votes away from implementing one of the most sweeping overhauls to a state welfare system in decades. As President Trump and Republicans around the country begin contemplating entitlement reforms, Walker’s legislation could serve as a model, both in state capitals and in Congress. > The Hill

Wisconsin Legislature passes Walker welfare overhaul

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The bulk of Gov. Scott Walker’s welfare overhaul package, including increasing work requirements for food stamp recipients and imposing them on parents for the first time, won final legislative approval Tuesday. All of Walker’s 10 welfare overhaul bills passed the Assembly last week, with the Senate approving all but one this week. > AP News

Wisconsin Legislature to vote on reinsurance, tax cuts

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In a mad dash to the finish of their legislative session, Wisconsin lawmakers plan to vote this week on several key bills that would address insurance costs, tax cuts, welfare requirements, juvenile justice, abortion, wetlands, child tax credits, school aid, attracting workers and state employee pay raises. > AP News

Steineke: Walker’s welfare changes are the compassionate choice

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On Sunday’s episode of political talk show “UpFront with Mike Gousha,” Rep. Lisa Subeck and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke both claimed the moral high ground for Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed welfare bills, with Steineke arguing it’s more compassionate to provide incentives and treatment to move welfare recipients to work. > Cap Times

Walker’s welfare overhaul bills to cost more than $90 million

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Bills to toughen Wisconsin’s welfare requirements offered by Gov. Scott Walker are estimated to cost more than $90 million a year. Democratic state Rep. Lisa Subeck, of Madison, reacted to the estimated costs Friday by calling the Walker proposal an “election-year gimmick.” > AP News