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'Welfare Reform 2.0' moves ahead, but met with anger at Legislature

Joe Soss testifies against propsed welfare legislation.

Joe Soss, a University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs professor and co-author of the book "Disciplining the Poor,'' testified that asking the poor to pay up front for a criminal background check is "a kind of poll tax" for those applying for social service supports.

Minn Post
February 23, 2012

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