April 17, 2000. An update from City Limits Weekly (No. 224), New York’s urban affairs news magazine. Reported by Annia Ciezadlo.
Add a new one to the list of behavioral changes wrought by welfare reform: the TANF land grab. Since the old welfare program was replaced with the more flexible Temporary Assistance to Needy Families block grant in 1997, and since declining welfare rolls have left a hefty surplus of unspent funds, states have been using this cash much more … (read more)