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State Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Brockway) is still vying for what he describes as ânecessary public welfare reformâ within the Commonwealth.
âI co-sponsored a bill which will be introduced in the Senate with Senator Dave Argall,â Scarnati said. âIt basically takes care of something that a lot of people have spoken to me about, issues with welfare. I see the same thing, some people getting welfare benefits and you scratch your head thinking, âThis isnât rightâ I work at a full-time 40 hour job, and a part-time job, and my wife or spouse is working, and we donât even have enough at the end of the week to go and enjoy life.
âMeanwhile, you may look at someone on welfare benefits and Iâm not saying that there arenât people who need the benefitsâ we do have a lot of people who need them and should have them, and that gets right to my pointâ the people who are abusing it and getting it that donât need or deserve it, they need to be taken out because thatâs less dollars trying to help more people.â