Welfare reform bills making their way through committees


An Assembly panel Tuesday signed off on a slate of legislation that would overhaul the state's welfare system over objections from Dems, who voted against each of the 10 bills.
Meanwhile, the Senate Public Benefits, Licensing and State-Federal Relations Committee approved two of the bills via paper ballot, also along 3-2 party-line votes.
The legislation was included in Gov. Scott Walker's call for a special session last month. The package aims to set new requirements for various government assistance programs including food stamps.
But Assembly committee Dems, including Rep. Lisa Subeck, said...

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