The center focuses on health care access, immigrants' access to services, food and nutrition, the state's eligibility and enrollment system, and TANF.

Recent TANF Publications

Federal Welfare-to-Work Grants (12/3/1999)
In this Policy Page we describe early welfare to work program implementation problems, recent changes aimed at making the program less cumbersome, early program innovations, and give examples of Texas' programs.

TANF Spending for 2000-01 (09/3/1999)
This Policy Page sums up the policy decisions that led to the TANF spending plan included in the General Appropriations Act for 2000 and 2001, with a focus on how the TANF surplus was allocated. It also describes developments, such as the final TANF regulations issued by the federal government, that will influence how state agencies use TANF funds in the next two years and beyond.

Whither Welfare as the Session Withers (05/20/1999)
With only days remaining in the current legislative session, the fate of an array of welfare policy changes will soon be told. This Policy Page provides a quick snapshot of where things stand on the various welfare policies and TANF funding issues we have been following this session.

Omnibus Welfare Overhauled, Heads to Calendars (04/29/1999)
An update on CSHB 3639 by Chairman Elliott Naishtat.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About HB 3639 (04/9/1999)
A brief but thorough guide to the Omnibus Welfare Reform Bill by Chairman Naishtat.

Welfare Bills Begin to Move (03/26/1999)
Summary of welfare "reform" proposals.

Legislators Hear Center's TANF Proposals (02/12/1999)
TANF Investment Plan Presented to House Appropriations HHS Subcommittee.

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