BOSTON (WWLP) - Some state lawmakers unveiled a new plan designed to crack down on welfare reform, that's what Senate Democrats are hoping for at least.
Under the proposal, able-bodied people, on public assistance, would be required to look for a job before collecting benefits.
They'd first have to look for work on their own and later with the help of state-sponsored job training programs.
It would cost 22 million dollars in new state spending.
Some people think, if it works, it'd be worth it.
"I think if they can get people jobs to get them off the welfare system I think that's great too. It just doesn't seem possible at this time; jobs are just not there for anybody," Donna Tagberge told 22news.
The proposal is scheduled for debate by the full Senate on Thursday.