Voters could decide whether work search requirement goes into effect

A referendum on public assistance that being proposed by Republican leaders in the Wisconsin legislature is scheduled for a vote in the Assembly and Senate this week, according to reports.

Republican lawmakers are hoping to place a referendum question on the April ballot that would ask if able-bodied childless adults should be required to look for work in order to receive taxpayer funded benefits.

Wisconsin’s temporary assistance for needy families program already requires participants to work or take part in job training programs, while other state benefit programs have not had such a requirement.