Seattle Action Network Supports: Self-Sufficiency Project

The Self-Sufficiency Project was a Canadian experiment in the 1990s that provided a “generous, time-limited earnings supplement available to single parents who had been on welfare for a least a year, and who subsequently left welfare and found full-time work.” The study found that individuals offered a SSP subsidy were four percent more likely toContinue reading “Seattle Action Network Supports: Self-Sufficiency Project”

Seattle Action Network Supports: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) is a United States federal law considered to be a fundamental shift in both the method and goal of federal cash assistance to the poor. The bill added a workforce development component to welfare legislation, encouraging employment among the poor. The bill was aContinue reading “Seattle Action Network Supports: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act”

Can Ferguson Happen Here?

A forum held in SeaTac about the relationship between law enforcement and the community.

Sisyphean Tales: Senate Shoo-In Pramila Jayapal Mulls New State

Sisyphean Tales: Senate Shoo-In Pramila Jayapal Mulls New State Ready for a rest after a campaign that put her more than 30 percentage points ahead of her closest competitor, and with the general election still to go, Pramila Jayapal isn’t diving into details of her plan of attack in the state Senate just yet. ButContinue reading “Sisyphean Tales: Senate Shoo-In Pramila Jayapal Mulls New State”