Walker presses Legislature to pass welfare reform package


Gov. Scott Walker Thursday pushed the Legislature to approve a slew of welfare bills that would add work requirements for food stamps, require able-bodied adults to comply with child support orders to receive Medicaid and impose drug screening for public housing.
Dems immediately slammed Walker's call for a special session as a knee-jerk reaction to Tuesday's GOP loss in the 10th SD and an attempt to fire up the GOP base.
But Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who helped author the package, rejected the suggestion in a statement issued through his office.
"Initiatives like welfare reform take months ...

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