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California's welfare reform program, which included the Welfare Reform Act of 1971, constituted one of the most comprehensive and far-reaching, as well as controversial, social reforms in the history of the State. In its July 1972 issue the Pacific Law Journal published an article, authored by Senator Anthony Beilenson and Larry Agran, which presented the viewpoint of those opposed to many of the major provisions of the welfare reform program. The following article presents the viewpoint of those supporting that program. The authors were intimately involved in the planning, legislative negotiations, implementation, and litigation relating to the welfare reform program. Herein, they summarize the program, major provisions of the Welfare Reform Act, and discuss several of the significant court actions challenging those provisions.

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