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Wisconsin Welfare

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Wisconsin Welfare

Wisconsin Welfare

Wisconsin Welfare

Only Available in Archive Formats.

— NPR's Peter Kenyon reports on a Milwaukee program that helps former welfare recipients get from the center city to suburban counties, where entry level jobs are available. A van takes workers from North Milwaukee to Ozaukee County for a $2.50 one-way fare. The county pays three-fourths of the cost of the van and bus service. Wisconsin has one of the oldest and most aggressive welfare reform programs in the country.

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