Friday, February 15, 2013

Pat McManaman, DHS Director, on the Next Jordan's Journal

On the next episode of Jordan’s Journal, Rep. Jordan is joined by Pat McManaman, Director of the State Department of Human Services. Director McManaman provides an overview of the Department and then delves into the background and significance of a current piece of legislation, HB868.

Last year, Rep. Jordan submitted a resolution that led to the Department conducting a study which focused on developing methods to help families reliant upon public assistance to attain financial independence. The study resulted in the introduction of HB868, which would eliminate the asset limit for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

This episode is an excellent way to learn about the Department of Human Services and serves as a prime example of the Legislature cooperating with a State Department to better serve the people of Hawaii.

The show will air on Channel 54 on Sunday, February 17th at 8:30 p.m. and be rebroadcast on February 18th and 25th at 1:00 p.m. You can also view the episode on Rep. Jordan’s Vimeo channel, which has been embedded below.

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