The Great American Welfare Lab Wisconsin has cut its rolls by half. Many former recipients are working, but where have the rest of them gone? By Adam Cohen/TIME (4/21/97)
A Blue-Ribbon County Marquette County, Wisconsin, sheds its welfare load. By Adam Cohen/TIME (4/21/97)
Let Them Eat Birthday Cake Clinton's welfare reform dismays the President's favorite poverty scholar By Jack E. White/TIME (9/2/96)
Ripping Up Welfare With not a little drama, Clinton grudgingly approves the G.O.P. bill, and the U.S. starts a vast and risky experiment By George J. Church/TIME (8/12/96)
Should Congress restore welfare funds for legal immigrants?
State Block Grant Levels
Fundamental to the new welfare law is Washington's decision to let states manage their own welfare programs, supported by so-called "block grants" from Washington. Those grants, fixed at funding levels for AFDC in fiscal 1995, fiscal 1994 or the average of fiscal 1992-94 (whichever is greatest) vary from state to state. Below are estimates for state-by-state funding per poor child compiled by Congressional Quarterly.
Funding Per Poor Child Per Fiscal Year