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Economy: Welfare Reform / New Jersey / Engler #585300

NBC Evening News for Monday, Feb 03, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) Controversy in New Jersey over welfare reform that includes a proposal stopping payments for more children for women already on welfare examined; scenes shown from Camden, New Jersey. [Welfare recipients Gerri GILBERT, Ivy LOGAN, Camden diocese Bishop James McHUGH, reform law sponsor Wayne BRYANT - offer views on proposal.] [Governor Jim FLORIO - talks about the welfare system.] The problem of the cycle of welfare dependency cited.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview held with the Michigan governor advocating welfare reform. [Governor John ENGLER - says welfare system has been a failure; talks about welfare reforms in his state; comments on President Bush's statement about a permanent welfare population; hopes Congress will allow governors to make changes.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Myers, Lisa

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