A Look at Key Bills from Missouri's 2015 Legislative SessionHere's a look at where some of the major issues stand before Friday's deadline to pass bills.
Gov. Nixon Vetoes Bill Cutting Welfare BenefitsThe Democratic governor described the bill passed by the Republican-led Legislature as "a misguided measure that punishes poor children" in a "zeal to reduce reliance on government assistance."
Audit Questions Use of Some Missouri Welfare BenefitsMissouri Auditor Tom Schweich identified about $722,000 of what he called "questionable transactions" out of $96 million in electronic card transactions in 2012 for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.
Mo. House Bill Aims To Curb Welfare SpendingBill would make it a crime to spend welfare benefits at casinos, liquor stores and strip clubs.