Missouri legislators in Jefferson City are the latest to examine welfare reform legislation.
The Republicans nationwide are under a swing, the Reform of welfare, with the latest initiative approved by the Missouri house last week.
The Show would Me plan for the state to tighten rules for people, the benefit misspend money. If it goes to the state Senate and gets the Governor’s signature, it would ensure that no welfare money on tobacco, alcohol and other prohibited items, or in the case of businesses such as strip clubs or liquor stores.
There is also the bar of the state would benefit from the Hartz IV-recipients of the use of electronic cards to withdraw money from the ATM.
“We are looking for an effort, people give the opportunity to correct a number of bad habits.”
– Missouri Republican state Rep. Hannah Kelly
“We are looking for an effort, people give the opportunity to correct a number of bad habits,” Republican state Rep. Hannah Kelly says. The legislature changed the bill are increased penalties.
“The overall goal is to ensure that we said the money we need for those desperately in need,” she said.
Missouri state Rep. Hannah Kelly, R-Mountain Grove
(Missouri House of Representatives)
Not everyone is a plan to the Board of Missouri’s welfare reform. The Kansas City Star published a scathing editorial Wednesday, blasting Republicans for “election talk” and dictate behaviors “to whether someone can drink a cold one on a summer evening.”
“The Republicans have asked to fry bigger fish, isn’t it?” the newspaper said.
But elsewhere, such as “tough love” measures were arouse interest.
In Wisconsin, for example, Gov. Scott Walker’s radical welfare overhaul package pushed in the last month.
Under the changes, the reform expanded the professional requirements for social assistance, and now covers not only the able-bodied childless adults, but parents with school-age children. It is also the minimum work or job increases training hours for adults and parents of 20 to 30 hours a week.
There is also the mandatory drug tests, screening and treatment the requirements for eligibility for social housing. Photo IDs are now required to participate in the food stamp program.
The approved initiative, however, will have to wait until a Federal government is granted a waiver, to ensure its legality. But there is no indication that the Trump administration is trying to stop him.
“We had a really good discussion about what we need to do,” state Sen. Chris Kapenga MacIver News Service said about a recent meeting at the White house. “It was very encouraging to see the Trump management is fully behind the Reform of the system, as it is, because you don’t see that it works.”
Such a waiver was given earlier this month, a welfare-reform efforts in Kentucky. Legislators in Kentucky approved a measure forcing people to work or volunteer, your Medicaid benefits.
Under the legislation, only the “healthy” adults who are receiving health benefits through Medicaid, a Federal-state health insurance program for the poorest in the country-is required to work, NPR reported. Disabled people, parents, pregnant women and the elderly are not the subject of the request.
“Kentucky leads the nation in this reform in a way that replicated well across the nation,” Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, the agreement said, in announcing the measure.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Lukas Mikelionis is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @Lukas mikelionis.