It is passed from the 10th Amendment.<quoted text>
There is no general welfare clause in the Connecticut constitution but it is in statute, by what power is welfare passed to the states if not the general welfare clause?
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
The general welfare clause pertains to powers granted to Congress, not the states. Where has "Congress" delegated such powers to the states? It comes from the 10th Amendment instead.