In 1996 a bipartisan Congress worked together to pass landmark welfare reform legislation that instituted work requirements, created job training initiatives, and paved a way for millions of Americans to escape welfare’s endless cycle of poverty. Over time, government bureaucrats eroded these successes by waiving those work requirements, eliminating asset tests, and expanding eligibility. By 2015, nearly 46 million individuals...[ read more ]
Governor of Maine, Paul LePage joined FGA's CEO Tarren Bragdon to discuss the challenges he faced growing up, the story of America, welfare reform, and how the governor and his staff have transformed the state.
In 2013, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback restored federal work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents receiving food stamps, and in 2014, during a tough campaign for reelection, he highlighted the success of these reforms in this ad spot. Just a year after the reforms were implemented, unemployment was down, and welfare enrollment was cut in half, but those are just...[ read more ]
FGA Senior Fellow Josh Archambault joined a panel of experts, including Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, to discuss the impact of federal work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents on food stamps. Learn more about our welfare reform best practices and read about the Kansas Success Story.
Earlier today, on Fox News, William La Jeunesse reported on the changes Kansas has made to their food stamp program and FGA's research into the impact welfare reform is having on food stamp recipients, and those who have cycled off the program.