State Budget Skims Money Intended for Low-income Families and Diverts It for Other Uses

April 30, 2013

The proposed state budget puts programs for low-income families at risk by siphoning off federal funding intended to serve those families and diverting it for unrelated purposes.

A new analysis by the Wisconsin Budget Project examines how the Governor’s budget for the next two years would eliminate an $84 million balance in federal funding known as Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), while significantly reducing spending on the largest programs financed with those funds.

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