KY GOP, Dems Split Over Proposal to Revamp Public Assistance Programs

A politically divisive proposal to revamp Kentucky’s public assistance programs and tighten enforcement to prevent fraud won passage in the state House on Friday.

The sweeping measure aims to shift more people off public assistance and into the workforce. But Democratic lawmakers objected to portions of the bill they described as punitive against the working poor.

The measure cleared the House on a nearly party-line 58-32 vote after a long debate. It now heads to the GOP-dominated Senate. The bill’s lead sponsors are the House’s top two Republican leaders – House Speaker David Osborne and House Speaker Pro Tem David Meade.

Source: MG News

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