Friday, February 24, 2017

Arizona House Rios on TANF bill: 'This is a bad deal'

Feb. 23, 2017
STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX –  Democratic House Leader Rebecca Rios, D-Phoenix (District 27), released the following statement regarding HB 2372:

"House Democrats stood with community members and stakeholders who are holding the Republicans accountable for both cutting Temporary Assistance for Needy Families two years ago and for pushing legislation that falls short of fully restoring those cuts.  To be clear, HB 2372 will punish Arizona children and families as they struggle to recover from crisis.  The governor said he was committed to correcting this problem, but tonight he and Republicans fell short of the that commitment and failed Arizona kids. This is a bad deal."