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pdf 1984 – June 12 – San Diego Union – Panel votes to kill workfare

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pdf 1984 – May 12 – Sacramento Bee – Welfare pay delay blocked

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pdf 1984 – October 21 – Sacramento Bee – Job Seekers Kept in Dark

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pdf 1984- December 24 – Los Angeles Daily Journal – Court to Hear Test of Governor's Veto Power

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pdf 1984- March 18 -.Sacramento Bee- Ballot Measure May Renew Old War Over Welfare

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pdf 1984- October 7 – Sacramento Bee – Prop. 41- Would it tidy up welfare and Medi-Cal-or sweap them under the carpet?.pdf

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pdf 1984- October 9 – Sacramento Union – Welfare group sues governor

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pdf 1984- Sept. 23 – CCWRO Press Clippings- Sacramento Bee – Fooling the public

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pdf 1985 – August 12 – Auburn Journal – Placer primes for workfare

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pdf 1985 – August 31 – People's World – Workfare threatens poor

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pdf 1985 – August 4 – San Diego Union -At last, state leaders seem agreed on reforming welfare

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” place a fair, humane and practical employment and training program that will tap the strong desire of wel\u00ad fare recipients to become independ\u00ad ent, encourage them to make respon\u00ad sible choices and to accept responsi\u00ad bility for their own lives and reduce dependency and welfare costs.\” At the same time, backers of the proposal expect that such a land\u00ad mark system for dispensing welfare aid would begin \u00b7 saving California some $272 million a year when fully implemented, which would come, ac\u00ad cording to estimates, in the sixth year. Agnos said savings, when all fac\u00ad tors are taken into account, would begin immediately. Although new costs of the program would amount to some ‘25.2 mnJion in the first year – much of it beca-.e of increased child-care costs, increasing to ,136.3 million in the sixth year – grant re\u00ad ductions, avoidance of new welfare cases and recidivism, and reductions in administrative costs would bring savings of $19 million the first year; $53.9 million the second; $117 million the third; $222.6 million the fourth; $259.6 million the fifth; and $27U million the sixth year. This, he said, would be in addition to the value of the public work performed. However, tbat vielV is not univer\u00ad sally shared in the J,egislature. As\u00ad semblyman Tom Bates, D-Berkeley, chairman of the Assembly Hum\ufffd Services Committee, charged that the plan would be too costly and that he doubts whether it 0can deliver on its promises. When a liberal and con\u00ad servative team up on welfare,\” he said, \”they inevitably create a Cadil\u00ad lac plan, but the problem is that it __,,. . ‘ \u00b7gets only five miles per gallon. By that I mean that this is a costly pro- \u00b7 gram which gives no guarantees for reducing welfare rolls or providing jobs.\” Bates added: \”I\u00b7 support the goals and objectives outlined by the pro\u00ad posal’s authors, but I question whether it can deliver on what it promises. My estimates are that the net new cost of the plan is closer to $136 million for the first year of full implementation.\” As the plan rolls through the Leg\u00adislature, Bates said, uquestions need to be rais…ACI. Can we afford it? Will we get 0\\11’ money’s worth? Who will create the 40,000 workfare slots; where are the 150,000 jobs needed to meet the touted 80 percent success rate of the program? A statewide lobbying group called the Coalition of California WeHare Rights Organi7.ations, Inc., also im\u00ad mediately attacked the bi-partisan plan, charging that it would \”result in 300,000 additional latchkey chil\u00ad dren in California; take away jobs from thousands of Californians \u00b7 and force women with children to do the \u00b7 same jobs _without pay. The proposal is primarily limited to mandatory job-search-workfare, geared toward dead-end low paying jobs,\” charged the group’s lobbyist, Kevin. Aslanian. Advocates of the revised workfare proposal, however, insist that major savings to the taxpayers are predict\u00ad able, that the plan will help break the growing cycle\u00b7 of welfare dependency by making the finding of a job by a welfare . recipient an advantage rather than a danger of exchanging current weHare benefits for a low\u00adpaying job bringing in scarcely more family income than was provide\\:! anyway on the public dole. During these debates, though, ad .. vocates of the\u00b7 plan will carefully steer clear of what has become a po\u00ad litically unpalatable term in connec\u00ad tion with the concept of working for welfare. ”Workfare,\u00b7\u00b7 they said, will be steered over to a new and more politically palatable phraseology – \”Fair Work.\” ”

pdf 1985 – July 16 – Sacramento Bee – Workfare bill to be unveiled –

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pdf 1985 – July 18 – LA Times – Workfare proposal would cost millions before paying off

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pdf 1985 – July 18 – Modesto Bee – Bipartisan group plan to employ welfare recipients

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pdf 1985 – July 18 – New York Times – State lawmakers, officials offer workfare proposal

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” Thursday, July Ill, 1985 [ID \u00abibc.ian Dkgo llnlon A.:.I ———The West——— State lawmakers, officials off er workfare proposal Ualled-Pren ID&erutloalll SACRAMENTO – Lawmakers and top Deukmejian administ.ration officials yesterday presented a bi\u00ad partisan plan to drastically overhaul California’s welfare system by put\u00ad ting recipients to work. : At tllle heart of the plan is a re\u00ad quirement that able-bodied weUar\ufffd recipients, excludling llllotben with \u00b7 children under the age 1l>f 6, elltlist in job search and training programs aimed at placing them in private in\u00ad dustry. .Public service work a,lso would be perfonned, in some aises, but for more than minimum wage. Welfare recipi-eots would contin11e to receive cash grants, medical car.e, food stamps and other present benefits while in the program. The compromise, bailed as the -most far-reaching welfare plan in 15 years, was formed in the past five mo[1tbs by an administration-legisla\u00ad tive team that observed similar pro\u00ad grams in West Virginia, Pennsylva\u00ad nia and Massachusetts. One of the California plan’s chief architedl, Assemblyman Art Agnos, D-Sao Francisco, said be would for\u00ad mally introduce the welfare reform bill today or tomorrow. Its first leg\u00ad islative bearing is expected in late August. The bill is expected to receive the two-thirds vote from each house of the Legislature and be sent to the desk of Gov. Deukmejian, who also supports it. Once enacted, counties would have three years to prepare plans to im\u00ad plement the refonn, subject to state approval. They would be allowed two more years to implement it for an expected annual savings to govern\u00ad ment of ‘272 million within the next five years. San Diego County already has a workfare program in place. Proponents estimate that more .than 170,000 welfare recipients will take part the first year. Failure to participate could mean loss of wel\u00ad fare benefits, although Agnos said few dropouts are anticipated. ‘1t’s \ufffd major overhaul of a system long overdue,\” be said at a news con\u00ad ference. \”It ends the adversarial re\u00ad lationship between welfare depart\u00ad ments and people they’re supposed to serve.\” Senate Republican leader Jim Nielsen of Woodland added: \”You’re seeing a commitment from all quar\u00ad ters to doing something about wel\u00ad fare refom1. All of us want to break the welfare dependency cycle, to mak.e sure welfare recipients are put on an employment track.\” David Swoap, secretary of the Health and Welfare Agency, said the job training emphasis – including college work, vocational training and state-sponsored work in private in\u00ad dustry – will give welfa1re recipients clearly defined goals. And Linda McMahon, director of 1tbe Department of Social Services, added, \”lo most instances we expect t.hese opportunities to lead directly to unsubsidized permanent jobs in t.he private sector.\” Besides regular welfare benefits, participants would receive child care, transportation and even cloth\u00ad ing. U they cannot find a job, they would choose college and vocational training programs or work for pri\u00ad vate employers who receive part of their expense from the state. Work hours would be calculated by dividing the welfare recipient’s monthly allocation by the average statewide starting pay, currently $5.07 an hour. A welfare grant of $507 a month, for example, would require 100 hours of work. Critics of the program said, ‘how\u00ad ever, that it would force welfare\u00b7 mothers to accept low-paying dead\u00ad end jobs rather than pursue those- they really wanted. Kevin Aslanian of the Coalition of’ California Welfare Rights Organi1.a-: tions also charged that it would re-; suit in as many as 300,000 additi\ufffd latchkey children – youngsters who do not have a mother at borne when\u00b7 they return from school. Agnos said there will be some fine tuning but no major changes in tile welfare plan. ”

pdf 1985 – July 18 – Oakland Tribune – Coalition outlines compromise over work-for-welfare

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pdf 1985 – July 18 – Sacramento Union – State welfare reform deal reached

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pdf 1985 – July 18 – San Diego Union – State lawmakers, officials offer workfare proposal

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pdf 1985 – July 18 – San Francisco Chronicle – Workfare Runs Into Strong Opposition

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pdf 1985 – July 21 – Ventura Free Press – A new concept of welfare

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