Another Dose Of Tommy Thompson's Tough Love

Nancy Anne White has been in and out of jobs, off and on welfare, and struggling to manage such necessities as medical bills, child care, and food, ever since the father of her 3-year-old son walked out when she became pregnant. But in early July, prospects brightened for White, a 41-year-old resident of Beloit, Wis. Working through nonprofit Forward Service Corp., which used state money to provide her with everything from job training to clothing for interviews, White found work as a $7.20-an-hour customer service representative for Cablevision of Greater Beloit. Equally important, White will receive up to 20 months of free day care and health care. "I'm overwhelmed, this is so exciting," she says.

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