Maine speaker's bill would move welfare recipients to jobs

Maine Legislature
Joel Page

Speaker of the House Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, center, speaks with House Clerk Millicent MacFarland, left, and Assistant House Clerk Robert Hunt, right,, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at the State House in Augusta, Maine as the legislature returns from December break. (AP Photo/Joel Page)

AUGUSTA (AP) — A bill sponsored by Maine's House speaker proposes steps to move welfare recipients to jobs.

Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, announced on Thursday his "Ticket to Work" bill, which would ensure that Temporary Assistance For Needy Families recipients receive the tools and training necessary to enter the workforce and secure long-term employment.

Eves' bill directs the Department of Health and Human Services to provide a comprehensive assessment for TANF recipients to identify the skills they need to prepare to work and move off welfare.

It also directs the department to transition TANF recipients with severe disabilities and barriers to work from the state program to the federally funded Supplemental Security Program, reducing the cost to the state.

Eves says Maine's anti-poverty programs need to work better.

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Steve  Dosh's picture

Maine speaker's bill would move welfare recipients to jobs

all Mainers , Friday night 20:40 hst ?
Sounds like a good plan to the rest of US :)
Q : Paul . Have you ever , in your lifetime so far. .employed n e one except for yoursefl ?
A: [ ] Yes [ ] No ? Some of us have . We have written lieterally hundreds of job reviews and have gotten people promoted reassigned , hired and fired . You name it
Q ; Lady , what jobs ? * S N A P * Here : Take a look for yourselves : . Jobs . Now . Available . T o d a y . Happy M L K jr. weekend Y'all , /s , Steve Dosh , Hawai'i • h t h ?  

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

"What, you want us to work?

"What, you want us to work? We didn't do nuthin' wrong!!"

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what jobs ?


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