Welfare Sec. Alexander Discusses Mending The Safety Net On The BOX

Elizabeth Stelle
Commonwealth Foundation

On the latest edition of The BOX, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Secretary Gary Alexander takes time to discuss proposed welfare reforms.

Despite accusations of wanting to “throw the poor out on the street,” the reality is that in order to be able to support those who truly need assistance, reforms to the welfare system must occur. Secretary of Welfare Gary Alexander explains the Corbett Administration’s plan to “mend the safety net,” while encouraging individual independence, rather than dependence on the state.

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