Reach Up Program http://wamc.org en Advocates Decry Vermont Reach Up Cuts http://wamc.org/post/advocates-decry-vermont-reach-cuts <p></p><p></p><p>Advocates and beneficiaries say Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin's plan to cut a key welfare-to-work program, by limiting the amount of time people get benefits, will increase poverty and homelessness in Vermont.<br><br>Shumlin wants to put a three-year limit on the time someone can be getting public assistance while they try to go to school or get into the workforce. His plan would allow two later extensions of benefits to total five years over a person's lifetime. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 04:35:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 57864 at http://wamc.org Advocates Decry Vermont Reach Up Cuts