Daniels Signs Billion Dollar Welfare Overhaul

One of the most controversial decisions the Governor has made recently became official Wednesday.

Daniels signed the $1.1 billion contract to overhaul the management of the state's welfare programs.

The contract calls for an IBM led team to process applications for the programs and to give support to the family and social services administration.

The state's top Democrat, Speaker of the House Pat Bauer, spoke out quickly against the deal.

The South Bend representative says the Governor's plan allows private companies to profit from the poor.

Bauer has promised hearings on the contract that gives some control over areas of food stamps, Medicaid, and other programs to a private company.

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