"News" piece on a plan to reform welfare announced recently by President George
"News" piece on a plan to reform welfare announced recently by President George W. Bush that has put some domestic violence advocates in Maine on semi-alert. Part of Bush's proposal includes spending $300 million to encourage low-income couples to marry, an idea that is criticized as potentially fostering abusive situations and as distracting attention from areas of welfare that more urgently require reform. Bush's plan now calls for flat funding in the next five years for state programs that support 11,000 families in Maine. Mary Henderson, executive director of the Maine Equal Justice Project, said decent-paying employment, not marriage, should be the focus.
Domestic violence, Welfare
Goldfine, Rebecca, ""News" piece on a plan to reform welfare announced recently by President George" (2002). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5915.