Menu Close

Browsing by topic: Governance and Accountability

In the News

Editorial: Reforming welfare


July 4, 2002 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local

At the current, inadequate funding level, federal child-care assistance covers only one in seven eligible children of low-income working parents. It makes no sense to increase the need for such assistance by insisting that more welfare recipients enter the work force without providing the additional dollars necessary to make it feasible.

Senate Panel Approves Welfare Bill


June 27, 2002 Governance and AccountabilityState & Local
Amy Goldstein

The Senate Finance Committee approved legislation yesterday to revise the nation’s welfare system. The measure would restore two forms of help to legal immigrants and provide more money for child care — although not as much as many Democrats want.