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House Republicans keen to move on Pawlenty welfare plan

Jan 31, 2003 —
Topics: Politics
Tom Scheck

House Republicans say they intend to move quickly on Governor Pawlenty's proposed changes to the state's welfare program. Pawlenty yesterday (Thurs) proposed stricter work requirments and tougher sanctions for welfare recipients. He says the plan would help welfare recipients end their cycle of dependency. Others say Pawlenty's proposal is mean-spirited which could cause headaches for Minnesota's larger counties. Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Scheck reports...

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