Senator Max Wise will serve as a member of the Public Assistance
Reform Task Force, following appointments that were announced last
week by the Senate Majority Caucus.
The purpose of the group will be to study the potential
effectiveness of a work-based, drug-free model for public assistance
beneficiaries, to replace the current system of administering
Medicare and food stamp benefits.
The task force will submit its findings to the General Assembly no
later than November 29, 2019.
"It is essential that we take a hard look at the effectiveness of
our assistance programs in the Commonwealth and determine whether
they are properly aiding individuals as they attempt to re-enter the
workforce." said Wise. "I look forward to participating in the
evaluation efforts of this group, and hopefully we can make the
necessary changes that allow Kentuckians to once again be productive
members of their community."
The first meeting of the task force will take place on Monday, July 8, at 3 p.m. in Frankfort.