Arizona Legislature Votes to Cut Off Welfare Benefits After 12 Months

Facing a $1 billion dollar budget deficit, Arizona’s Republican-led legislature has reduced the lifetime limit for welfare recipients to the shortest window in the nation.
Low-income families on welfare will now have their benefits cut off after just 12 months.
As a result, the Arizona department of economic security will drop at least 1,600 families – including more than 2,700 children – from the state’s federally funded welfare programme when the budget year begins in July.