Since President Bill Clinton signed welfare reforms into law ten years ago, caseloads have fallen dramatically around the country. So what impact have the changes had in our region? We look at the legacy of welfare reform and looming battles between states and the federal government.


  • Ron Haskins Senior Fellow, Economic Studies and Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Brookings Institution; Majority Staff Director, Subcommittee on Human Resources, Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives (1995-2000)
  • Sharon Parrott Director of Welfare Reform and Income Support Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Senior Policy Advisor, DC Department of Human Services (1999-2000)
  • Tom Steinhauser Director of Benefit Programs, Virginia Department of Social Service

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