The Federal JOBS Act Can Restore TANF, Strengthen Families, Promote Work

Last year, several members of the U.S. House of Representatives proposed a bill that would reshape the way TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) money is allocated and the enforcement around the funds, a process which saw significant changes during the Obama Administration. The bill has been filed again this year, sponsored by House Ways and Means Ranking Member Kevin Brady and 18 House co-sponors, as well as Senator Steve Daines, titled ‘The Jobs and Opportunity with Benefits and Services (JOBS) for Success Act of 2019’. The bill can be one of the most significant reconfigurations of the original welfare reform act since 1996 and correct some of the changes made during the Obama A

Meth is Kentucky's Most Abused Illicit Drug - Fentanyl Presents the Biggest Challenges

While national attention focused on waves of opioid and heroin crises, methamphetamine and fentanyl use across the country – and in Kentucky – quietly grew. In Kentucky, between 2013 and 2017, Kentucky State Police saw a decrease in cocaine and heroin seizures accompanied by sizable growth in fentanyl and fentanyl analog seizures. Over that time, fentanyl arrests increased by 14,465% and methamphetamine arrests grew by 400%. While fentanyl saw more rapid growth, by 2016, methamphetamine arrests outnumbered cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl seizures combined. The prevalence of methamphetamine use is not isolated to one region of Kentucky. In the 2017 Crime in Kentucky Report released by KSP, meth



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