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Welfare Reform / Massachusetts / Cleveland, Ohio #158249

ABC Evening News for Friday, Feb 10, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Massachusetts Governor William Weld shown signing a strict welfare reform bill into law.

(Cleveland: Ron Claiborne) A sting operation in Cleveland to catch fugitive felons, half of whom were receiving monthly welfare benefits, featured; scenes shown. [Disguised welfare RECIPIENT - talks about his welfare income.] [Cuyahoga County, Ohio, sheriff Gerald McFAUL - talks about the felon welfare problem.] Representative Rick Santorum said planning to introduce a bill opening welfare data on fugitives to police. [SANTORUM, Cleveland legal aid society Keevin BERMAN - offer differing opinions on welfare abuse and reform.]

Claiborne, Ron;
Jennings, Peter

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