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Posted: 2005-04-07 00:00:00
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HOUSE BRIEFS

Cutting Minnesota Family Investment Program Work Hour Requirements


Those receiving help from the Minnesota Family Investment Program have to work 20 hours a week and attend school to stay in the program, but a bill introduced by Rep. Karen Clark (DFL-Mpls) would cut those work hours in half.

HF1894 was heard by the House Jobs and Economic Opportunity Policy and Finance Committee and held over for possible inclusion in the committee’s omnibus bill.

Clark said the work requirements, plus the demands placed on single parents by children, often force clients to work three jobs at a time thereby hurting their education and their relationship with their children.

A companion bill (SF1817), sponsored by Sen. Linda Berglin (DFL-Mpls), awaits action in the Senate Finance Committee.

More information on the status of this bill, including House committee hearing audio and video, can be reached through links on a House Session Daily Human Services web page.

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