Senate Leadership recently announced the appointment of Sen. Jason Howell, R-Murray, as co-chair to the newly formed Benefits Cliff Task Force, which will conduct business through the 2022 Interim Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.

The task force will review the impact of public assistance benefits cliff on labor force participation, employment, wages, and benefit duration. It will also address benefits use across the Commonwealth and develop public policy recommendations to support working families transitioning off of public assistance into gainful employment and self-sufficiency.