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GOVERNOR FLORIO DISCUSSES WELFARE REFORM AND JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS ON CTN'S 'STATE OF THE STATE'

   GOVERNOR FLORIO DISCUSSES WELFARE REFORM AND JOB TRAINING PROGRAMS
                  ON CTN'S 'STATE OF THE STATE'
    TRENTON, N.J., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey Gov. Jim Florio stressed job training programs as the direction New Jersey companies will have to take to ensure a successful economic future.  "The work sharing proposal is designed to try to avoid layoffs," Gov. Florio said on CTN's "State of the State."  We have to be moving in the direction of job training.  The skills of the future are very different from the work skills of today."
    During this edition of "State of the State" reporters questioned the governor about the topics he touched on during his annual message to the legislature on Jan. 14.
    He also answered questions regarding his controversial welfare reform initiative.  Gov. Florio said that job training was the answer to the current welfare problem in the state.  The governor went on to say that the new law is beneficial to both the welfare recipients and the taxpayers, by encouraging people to work themselves off of the welfare system.  According to the governor, the current system discourages people from improving themselves.  He feels that the new system will break the damaging cycle of permanent welfare that currently exists in the state and will fulfill welfare's original mission by providing temporary assistance to residents during a period of transition.
    This edition of "State of the State" will air on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 9:30 p.m.; Monday, Jan. 27, at 9:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 9:30 p.m.
    Gov. Jim Florio discussed these issues and others with host Gene Dillard and guest journalists Karen DeMasters of the Asbury Park Press and Jim Hooker of the Trenton Times on "State of the State."
    "State of the State" is a prime time series produced by CTN in cooperation with the New Jersey Cable Operators through the production facilities of TKR Cable of Hamilton.
    Check your local listings for the CTN channel in your area.  CTN is a service of the New Jersey Cable Operators.
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