Audit Finds Wards Stranded in Shelters, Psych HospitalsInspectors found one state ward remained in an emergency shelter 357 days last year, far longer than the court-ordered 30 days.
Missouri Lawmakers Consider Welfare Verification BillThe bill's critics say it's a way to take away people's benefits under the pretense of efficiency and combating fraud.
Missouri Senate Overrides Veto of Welfare LimitsMissouri senators on Monday voted to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill removing several thousand families from a welfare program in a move Nixon said would make Missouri's limits among the lowest in the nation.
Nixon Signs Bill Banning Use of Welfare Funds at Casinos, Strip ClubsThe 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.
Mo. Bill to Curb Welfare Fraud Sent to Gov. NixonMissouri welfare recipients would be barred from spending their cash benefits at casinos, liquor stores or strip clubs under legislation sent to Gov. Jay Nixon.
State Rep. Says 'Don't Get Sick' Bill Would Break Poverty CycleSome call it the 'Don't Get Sick' bill, others the 'Breaking the Poverty Cycle' bill. Regardless, it's making waves in Jefferson City.
University City Sen. Takes On Welfare MisuseThe bill sponsored by Chappelle-Nadal would not allow recipients to use public assistant to buy tobacco, alcohol, or go to games or strip clubs.
Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don't Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% ControversyRomney 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.
Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare 'Reform' JustifiedAccording 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.
Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government AssistanceStricter 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.
Charges Filed Against Man Who Snuck His Daughter Out of Cardinal GlennonDana Jones charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Welfare Recipients Would be Banned from Gambling Under Proposed LegislationRepublican St. Joseph Senator Rob Schaaf introduced the bill.