November 3, 2013

VOLUNTEERING IS WORKING:

Kasich wants able-bodied adults to work for food stamps (Catherine Candisky, 9/07/13, The Columbus Dispatch)

Gov. John Kasich's administration will limit food stamps for more than 130,000 adults in all but a few economically depressed areas starting Jan. 1.

To qualify for benefits, able-bodied adults without children will be required to spend at least 20 hours a week working, training for a job, volunteering or performing a similar type of activity unless they live in one of 16 counties exempt because of high unemployment. [...]

More than 100,000 Ohioans have lost cash assistance since the beginning of 2011 as part of the federal crackdown on work requirements.

"We don't have nearly enough places for 15,000 people" to work, said Lance Porter, spokesman for the Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services.

To begin with, there are 56 Catholic churches in Franklin County.

Posted by at November 3, 2013 8:51 AM
  

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