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NC Lawmaker Wants Expensive Welfare Penalty

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RALEIGH — A North Carolina lawmaker is pushing for awelfare penalty that could cost the state millions of dollars. WRALreported Wednesday that North Carolina missed a deadline underthe new welfare reform law.

The state failed to place 75 percent of two-parent welfare families into the work force. Senator Lauch Faircloth says he wants the governmentto enforce penalties against all states that didn't meet the deadline.That could cost North Carolina $15 million.

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