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Lawmakers Pass Welfare Verification Bill Along Party Lines

Season 1, Ep. 4

Senate bill 2557 passed 35-14 along party lines but not without a fight. Democrats argue it’s an attack on poor people. The House and Senate corrections committees are listening to presentations about expanding intervention courts and workforce training in prisons. The Department of Public Safety is asking for a $55 million budget increase. Lawmakers say it’s too soon to make promises.