• Jenni McGlaun feeds hers 15-month-old son Jesse while three-year-old daughter Julia sits in a chair in their Milwaukee home on Aug. 11, 1997. McGlaun, who has been on and off welfare for five years, moved to Milwaukee from Rapid City, S.D., two years ago to follow her boyfriend. She is among thousands of people that will be affected on Sept. 1, 1997 when the state will replace welfare with "Wisconsin Works".

    The program is a shadow of its old self from the 1970s, when Ronald Reagan used the image of "welfare queens" to assail government poverty programs promoted by liberals.

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