Welfare experts highlight Thompson’s legacy

Two welfare experts today touted Tommy Thompson’s past initiatives, saying the state is “still following” the path on welfare the former guv laid out two decades ago.
“We are building off of what Tommy put in place,” Department of Children and Families Secretary Eloise Anderson told a Tommy@30 symposium this morning that looked at Thompson’s approach to welfare, schools and more during his 14-year stint as governor.
Thompson has previously said that Gov. Scott Walker’s “Wisconsin Works for Everyone” welfare plan, which includes expanding work requirements under the state’s food stamps program ...

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