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By Benita M. Dodd August marks the 20th anniversary of the transformative Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. This bipartisan welfare reform legislation signed by President Bill Clinton on August 22, 1996, dramatically transformed the nation’s welfare system, implementing strong welfare-to-work requirements and incentivizing states to transition welfare recipients into work. The law, which created Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and replaced the 61-year-old Aid to Families with Dependent Children, also implemented stricter food stamp regulations. Those included time limits for some recipients and a lifetime ban for drug felons, which states could opt out of. (Wisely, Georgia finally opted out this year, with Gov. Nathan Deal signing criminal justice reform legislation that allows drug felons to receive food… View Article
Governor Nathan Deal addressed Georgia Division of Family and Children Services employees via a web stream today, one day after he announced a massive shake-up that installed a new management team and moved all key strategy decisions from Department of Human Services administration offices directly to the Governor’s Office.  The video was uploaded to YouTube.  First Lady Sandra Deal joined Governor Deal in joint remarks.  Mrs. Deal is a powerful advocate for children across a broad spectrum of issues that include their welfare and education. Additional Resources: Article by Foundation Editor Mike Klein: DFCS Leader:  “If You’re Part of the Problem, Your Days are Done” View Article
By Mike Klein Governor Nathan Deal’s new hand-picked executive-in-charge of child protective services says, “If you’re part of the bureaucracy and you’re part of the problem, your days are done.” Thursday afternoon the Governor’s Office said Bobby Cagle will become interim director at the Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), effective Monday. Cagle moves from the Department of Early Care and Learning where he has been commissioner since his appointment by Deal in 2010. Cagle told the Georgia Public Policy Foundation his assignment will be to evaluate everything and make any recommendation. “I intend to go in with a very critical lens, look at all that we have going on, the people that are in place and my charge… View Article

The best way to make a lasting impact on public policy is to change public opinion. When you change the beliefs of the people; the politicians and political parties change with them.

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