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Welcome back to on the hunt and foxnews.com live I'm Jonathan Hunt joined -- last seen in politics editor of foxnews.com.
Johnson -- -- joining us from DC good to see Johnson.
I don't out of this story of yours it's a fascinating story I'll hop on foxnews.com map I it's essentially a bill -- Tennessee.
The ones to.
-- in well -- benefits.
To good grades in schools -- it says quite clearly that in the headline I imagine that's causing quite a debate down in Tennessee.
Yeah as -- can imagine I mean it was just introduced last week and you know this comes over the past several years.
And even longer than that there's been an effort on the federal and state -- to try and rein in certain federal benefits rain and food stamps rein in.
Welfare and what have you and and usually try to restrict the way -- spent but this is kind of unprecedented.
And then it actually in brings in the children and brings in the parents and what it does it was introduced by -- senator -- can't field.
Republican out of Knoxville and know what it does it knew it was -- -- would actually tell parents if you receive welfare checks.
It would tell them that if you're student does not hurt her child is not -- -- -- -- school.
That you could actually see up to a 30% reduction in welfare benefits.
So it puts a lot of pressure on the students and a lot of pressure on the parents.
And -- you can imagine if it's causing quite a bit of controversy and Tennessee.
And it's still bit early to see how this shakes out and see whether it actually stands a chance of passing.
But the lawmakers certainly in defending legislation.
I guess the argument against this -- certainly would be well what if your kid just isn't -- -- how can you possibly then tie.
Whether that -- gets to eat effectively to his grades he's.
-- grades it exactly that -- previously argument there is an exemption in this bill for special education students it's obviously the child is.
Some special -- in that program then that they would not have to you know qualify under this bill but certainly puts a lot of pressure on students.
To pretty much had a partial breadwinners for their family rocky and -- you have students if their students that they're not special led by the other struggling in school -- no matter how much they try they have they just can't get degrade and they can't pass the tests that are required for this.
To make this requirement then into -- right there could be you know 607080.
For their parents and and I at ten years old phone resolve it certainly puts him kind of a rough spots -- realize that if you can't get that be -- that if Revere and ever.
That you're not going to be able to help your parents get their checks for the same time -- argument from -- -- from the lawmakers that.
You know this is a way to certainly get the parents motivated to it to get involved and to make sure -- their kids are doing better in school.
Right yeah -- -- arguments on both sides -- when I was growing up in Britain they just used to send us down the chimneys and we were ten or twelve is I heard that I don't know why I'm.
What's what's the next step political step on this Johnson what is it go in in terms of its next stage.
Right well it's it's gonna go to committee now -- -- trying to reach out to lawmakers right now to get a sense of latest and the bill still rather fresh.
We're gonna try to get a sense of whether it's actually going to be taken up about level on what the -- supporters but already seeing some groups come out.
An advocate against it it's it's certainly controversial.
Wouldn't be surprised if you see certainly some amendments made going for -- -- sit.
All right Johnson but it's a fascinating story -- -- as I said at foxnews.com.
I've jumps in our senior political policy -- -- politics editor foxnews.com.
Great to see you sir thanks very much debate.
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