State Senator Glenn Grothman says if he’s elected to congress, he will make reforming government welfare programs his top priority. The West Bend Republican said in a press release that the current system is destroying families and trapping an entire generation in poverty. He said a recent report by the Wisconsin Family Council shows that a low-income single parent can receive over $36,000 in government benefits per year, but they lose most of those benefits if they marry someone with a moderate income. Grothman says programs punish people who get married. He promised to introduce legislation to limit food stamps to only nutritional staples and to free up federal regulations to allow states to be more restrictive on the federal welfare programs they administer.