Lawmakers reject Gov. Brown’s cuts to welfare

From LA Times:

An Assembly subcommittee rejected Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed cuts to CalWORKs on Wednesday, dealing a blow to the governor’s spending plan.

Brown wants to stop welfare benefits for people who cannot find adequate work after two years rather than four. Although families with children would continue to receive benefits after that, the average monthly check would be slashed by 20%, to $368.

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