Madison… Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) released the following statement after today’s passage of Assembly Joint Resolution 3, putting an advisory referendum regarding work searches for welfare on the ballot.
“This question is an opportunity for the business community and hardworking citizens to voice their opinion on able-bodied childless adults receiving welfare for an extended period without looking for work. There are 101,963 unfilled jobs in Wisconsin right now, so no one should be sitting on the sidelines.”
The referendum passed in both houses and will now be brought before Wisconsin voters on the April ballot. The question will be: Shall able-bodied, childless adults be required to look for work in order to receive taxpayer-funded welfare benefits?