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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

State Senator proposes welfare cuts in Missouri

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State Senator proposes welfare cuts in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri Republican says his proposal to restrict welfare benefits will encourage Missourians to get back to work. A proposal to reduce lifetime limits for temporary cash assistance and impose other restrictions on welfare programs met strong opposition at a hearing Tuesday. The proposal sponsored by Sen. David Sater of […]

State Senator proposes welfare cuts in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri Republican says his proposal to restrict welfare benefits will encourage Missourians to get back to work. A proposal to reduce lifetime limits for temporary cash assistance and impose other restrictions on welfare programs met strong opposition at a hearing Tuesday.

The proposal sponsored by Sen. David Sater of Cassville reduces the lifetime limit for temporary cash assistance for families from five to two years and bars dangerous felons from receiving cash benefits. It also restricts benefits for an entire family if one member does not comply with work activity requirements.

Opponents of the bill say it would make helping families out of poverty more difficult and would not give individuals enough time to overcome barriers to success. Sater says he’s open to changing some parts of the bill.

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