Facing $1 billion deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare - AOL.com
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona families can now get welfare for no more than one year in their lifetime - the shortest time limit in the nation.
Policy analysts say most states impose a five-year lifetime limit, while 13 states limit the benefits to two years or less.
Arizona's Republican-led legislature made the cuts to make good on the governor's pledge to avoid tax increases.
It means at least 1,600 Arizona families will lose their welfare starting in July.
Welfare is federally funded, but Gov. Doug Ducey's office called the cuts necessary to protect taxpayers and elementary education as the state faces a $1 billion budget deficit.
i dont have an issue with what they are trying to do, or why
a. how are they helping people get off welfare? are they providing training, child care, and a way for the people to actually make it?
b. how much notice did they give the people?
i also want to end welfare....i think it sets a bad precedence.....dont worry, we will be there to take care of you
but i want a plan in place to make sure they at least have a chance at making it out....