State of Missouri Archives: on Welfare & Poverty

Nicole Galloway: Audit and investigate SNAP transactions that raise red flags

SNAP transactions that raised red flags, but were not seriously investigated," Galloway said.

Missouri doled out more than $2.4 billion between 2015 and 2016 to hundreds of thousands of recipients. On average, a Missouri household received about $260 a month, according to the report. The audit flagged more than $16 million spent only out-of-state for 90 days or more. Benefit money can legally be spent outside Missouri, and there are many legitimate reasons to do.

Source: Columbia Daily Tribune on 2020 Missouri Gubernatorial race Jun 5, 2019

Mike Parson: Ending low-income housing tax credit would hurt veterans too

Parson, who is also on the MHDC, was one of only two members to vote against zeroing out the low-income housing tax credit program, arguing that doing so will make it harder to provide housing to low-income Missourians and military veterans.
Source: Kansas City Star on 2018 Missouri Gubernatorial race May 29, 2018

John Brunner: Make welfare temporary, not permanent

Our goal: Provide a hand up, not just a hand out. Reform welfare into a temporary not permanent solution, eliminate its expansion, tighten eligibility, and enforce welfare to work requirements.
Source: 2016 Missouri gubernatorial campaign website May 10, 2016

Eric Greitens: Current welfare system is broken; it traps people in poverty

WELFARE NEEDS REFORM. I believe welfare must be reformed so that every person has a chance to live a life of dignity, purpose, and meaning. The current system is broken, and instead of lifting people out of poverty, it too often traps them in it.
Source: 2016 Missouri Governor campaign website Oct 9, 2015

Catherine Hanaway: Limit welfare benefits when recipients have more kids

Source: Missouri Legislative 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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