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Nixon Signs Bill Banning Use of Welfare Funds at Casinos, Strip Clubs

The newly signed law restricts the use of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash benefits at such businesses, as well as for items marketed solely for adults.

07/08/2013

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Mo. Bill to Curb Welfare Fraud Sent to Gov. Nixon

Missouri welfare recipients would be barred from spending their cash benefits at casinos, liquor stores or strip clubs under legislation sent to Gov. Jay Nixon.

05/16/2013

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State Rep. Says ‘Don’t Get Sick’ Bill Would Break Poverty Cycle

Some call it the ‘Don’t Get Sick’ bill, others the ‘Breaking the Poverty Cycle’ bill. Regardless, it’s making waves in Jefferson City.

04/26/2013

Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (www.senate.mo.gov)

University City Sen. Takes On Welfare Misuse

The bill sponsored by Chappelle-Nadal would not allow recipients to use public assistant to buy tobacco, alcohol, or go to games or strip clubs.

03/13/2013

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

Mitt Romney in Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare ‘Reform’ Justified

According to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.

08/08/2012

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Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012

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Charges Filed Against Man Who Snuck His Daughter Out of Cardinal Glennon

Dana Jones charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

02/14/2012

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Welfare Recipients Would be Banned from Gambling Under Proposed Legislation

Republican St. Joseph Senator Rob Schaaf introduced the bill.

01/26/2012

(File photo of breeding facility) Humane Society of Missouri

Report: Missouri Ranks Near Bottom In Animal Protection

Only five states rate lower when it comes to laws that protect animal welfare.

01/17/2012

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