Missouri Lawmakers Propose New Limitations on Welfare Benefits

Mar 10, 2015

 

Credit Paul Sableman

  A House committee heard four different bills dealing with welfare benefits in Missouri.

 

The bills include work requirements and a two-year lifetime limit for assistance.

 

Camdenton Republican Representative Diane Franklin sponsored one of the bills.

 

“The state is not the end all to helping people move from a point where they need a helping hand to being in the workforce," Franklin said.

 

Opponents of the legislation say the bills would hurt the children of families in need of assistance.

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