Governor Thompson introduces "the end of welfare" in 1996

W-2, Wisconsin Works.

On April 25, 1996, Governor Tommy Thompson signed Wisconsin Works into law. The new law ended the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program and replaced it with a program based on work known as W-2. This booklet explains the basic structure of the program and how Thompson felt it would address existing problems in the welfare system.

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Creator: Thompson, Tommy
Pub Data: [Madison, Wis. : Division of Economic Support, 1996]. (WORK.6:W 69/2/1996)
Citation: Thompson, Tommy. "W-2, Wisconsin Works." ([Madison, Wis. : Division of Economic Support, 1996]); Online facsimile at:; Visited on: 5/20/2022