This week marks the 25th anniversary of so-called welfare reform, which produced the program of cash assistance known as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

TANF is an important source of support for my family and about 65,000 other kids and adults in Pennsylvania, but it is not enough. Pennsylvania needs to increase the TANF cash assistance grant for the first time since 1990. Prices have gone up over 30 years, and cash assistance should keep up.

I have two kids living with me: my 11-year-old daughter, who has both physical and mental disabilities, and my 17-year-old son. Read the rest of the opinion piece here