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Richard Tisei on Welfare & Poverty

Middlesex & Essex Republican (MA Senate)

 


Voted NO on allowing parents on welfare to attend school

Massachusetts Democratic Party Platform indicates voting YES in Part IV: Economic Growth:Supporting the Transition from Welfare to Work. [State Senator Tisei, a Republican, voted NO].

Override Gov. Romney's veto of a program to allow parents with young children who are on welfare to go back to school in lieu of working to meet the requirements of the federal Personal Work & Responsibility Act of 1996.

The relevant part of the MassDems Platform is PART IV: ECONOMIC GROWTH, JOBS & SECURITY: Supporting the Transition from Welfare to Work: "We seek to help welfare recipients successfully find and keep jobs. We advocate increased job training and educational opportunities, and we must ensure that support systems in child care, transportation, and health insurance are in place to enable people to work... We recognize that for some, that transition may take a lifetime."

Source citation: Supporting the Transition from Welfare to Work; Bill Section 528 ; vote number 368

Source: Massachusetts Senate Journals via MassScorecard.org , Jul 17, 2003

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