January 24, 2017
[Madison, WI]— Governor Scott Walker was busy working and winning for Wisconsin Monday, as he rolled out a sweeping welfare reform agenda called Wisconsin Works for Everyone. Former Republican Governor Tommy Thompson, who also enacted welfare reform while governor, joined Governor Walker throughout the day in support.
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‘Governor Walker Releases Welfare Reform Act Plan’
CBS 58 Milwaukee
January 23, 2017
Governor Scott Walker is on a state tour of sorts today introducing a welfare reform package called Wisconsin Works for Everyone.
Governor Walker was joined by Senators Alberta Darling and Duey Strobel for the introduction of the package.
The initiative is essentially an extension of former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson’s W-2 initiative from back in the 1990’s.
Walker said the goal is to increase the work force and keep unemployment rates down.
Unemployment is currently at 4% in the state.
Overall the governor called his plan a “pathway towards success.”
“We fundamentally believe that public assistance should be a trampoline, not a hammock. By that I mean we want to help people get back into the workforce, not be settled into assistance. Not just because it’s good for taxpayers, not just because it’s good for employers, who I have mentioned have been overwhelmingly asking for our help to get more people into the workforce, most importantly it’s good for the person,” said Walker.
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