New York, NY –
The debate over welfare reform moves to the senate this summer as lawmakers consider changes to the 1996 welfare law. President Bush wants to make welfare recipients work more hours. But some New Yorkers, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, worry that's going to be too hard to do here in New York City. As WNYC's Beth Fertig reports, Washington's proposals seem to conflict with Mayor Bloomberg's own plans for the next phase of welfare reform.
Beth Fertig is WNYC’s Contributing Editor for Education. She previously covered politics, which included City Hall during the Giuliani administration, and the U.S. Senate campaigns of Charles Schumer and Hillary Clinton. She also covered transportation and infrastructure.