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Arizona is set to become the first and only state to limit federal aid for poor families to one year. The move, expected to take effect in July, will cut payments to 1,600 families receiving benefits through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program.

While other states have cut the program and others like it before, this is arguably the most drastic, and the state says it could save $3.9 million per year.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Thom Reilly of Arizona State University, who studied the program, about the cut and what it may mean for families in need.

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This story aired on October 28, 2015.

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