Bill Could Remove Financial Barriers For Students

first_imgBecause every student should be able to take advantage of these experiences regardless of their family’s financial situation, a bill I supported would exempt students’ income earned through these programs from their families’ eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.This legislation also comes at a time when Indiana needs to strengthen and grow its workforce to meet employers’ demands.House Bill 1009 is a win-win for young Hoosiers and Indiana’s workforce as it breaks barriers for low-income families and supports a solid pipeline of skilled employees to keep the state’s economic momentum moving forward. Bill Could Remove Financial Barriers For Students by Wendy McNamaraSome students may turn down valuable experiences, such as paid internships, apprenticeships, and work-based programs because the income they earn could put their families at risk of losing their benefits. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

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