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Reaction mixed to Walker's welfare reformsSubmitted: 01/23/2017
MILWAUKEE - The state chamber of commerce is praising Gov. Scott Walker's welfare reform proposal that would penalize low-income parents who don't work more than 80 hours a month.

But the Democratic leader of the Wisconsin state Senate says the measure shows Walker has a double standard. Senate Minority Leader Jen Shilling says Walker is creating one set of rules for working families while giving millions in tax breaks to the wealthy.

Walker is calling for partially taking away food stamp benefits from parents with children between the ages of 6 and 18 if they don't meet certain work requirements.

Wisconsin Manufacturing and Commerce lobbyist Scott Manley praises the idea, saying it will be an incentive for people to work. Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald calls it a good start on welfare reform.

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