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.