If you want to keep collecting welfare, you best make sure your kid gets school. A bill that suspends benefits to parents of children who are repeatedly truant is heading to the state House floor. The Parental Responsibility Act is sponsored by state Representative Al Pscholka, who says the bills purpose "is to give those parents that are struggling just enough incentive to keep their child on the best path to opportunity by helping them receive a good education." If a parent does lose their benefits, they would have a chance to re-enroll. That is, after their child has three straight weeks of school attendance.
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