Nixon Vetoes Welfare Cuts Bill at KC Stop

A strident Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that cuts welfare benefits in Missouri.
” I don’t sign bills that hurt kids,” Nixon said during a brief appearance at the Operation Breakthrough day care center in Kansas City.
The measure reduced the amount of time Mussouri can relieve be edits from the federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Fainilies Program ( TANF). Nixon called the measure “unfair” and
“misguided,”.
He says the impact of the bill is to remove more than 6,000 Missouri children from state welfare rolls by the end of this year.
Nixon says he agrees that state assistance to the poor should have time limits. He says this bill, however, is the wrong way to do it.
AP: Legislators passed the bill by a greater-than-two-thirds margin two weeks ago. Sponsoring Sen. David Sater said Thursday he’s confident they will override the veto before the session ends May 15.
The legislation “is all about the principles our country was founded upon, hard work and personal responsibility,” said Sater, a Republican from Cassville.
Republican Rep. Diane Franklin of Camdenton, who handled the bill in the House, added: “These are all common sense reforms.”

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