NH Welfare System Under Scrutiny
Proposed legislation would create a new verification system in order to avoid fraud. Another bill would reduce the amount of time someone could receive assistance. But advocates for the poor say the State already does a good job of preventing fraud and these proposals would hurt people already in dire need.
Sarah Mattson: Policy Director for New Hampshire Legal Assistance
Rep. Neal Kurk: Representative from Weare and member of the House Finance Committee. Kurk has sponsored legislation (HB263 & HB1658) that would affect State welfare policy.
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Rochelle Finzel: Program Manager in the Children and Families program of the National Conference of State Legislatures.