TANF For Needy Families Protects Poorest Children–SB 11 Would Hurt Kids

F. Scott McCown

“Helping needy families with children is both in their interest and in ours as a society. One way
we help is through cash assistance for the poorest families, though we require parents who can
to move from welfare to work. Texas has 718,000 families with children living in poverty. Of
those, fewer than 45,000 families receive cash assistance. They are the poorest of the poor.
Senator Jane Nelson, Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, has filed Senate Bill
11, which proposes a variety of changes to cash assistance. This paper explains how Senate
Bill 11 would dramatically weaken this important part of our state’s protections for children.”

You can read our full paper on SB 11 here.

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