June 22, 1995

Welfare Reform

The federal government is considering a move that would shift control of welfare programs to individual states. In anticipation of the shift Governor Phil Batt has appointed a bi-partisan Welfare Council to hear public testimony and then draw up a plan to modify Idaho's existing welfare system. In this episode of Dialogue, host Marcia Franklin talks with two members of the council and a representative from Idaho's Department of Health and Welfare about Idaho's current welfare system and what council members are hearing as they travel around the state.