EBT cards http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Nixon Signs Bill Revamping Missouri's Funeral Protest Law http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-signs-bill-revamping-missouris-funeral-protest-law <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed several bills passed during the 2014 regular session into law Friday.</p><p><strong>Tweak to funeral protest law</strong></p><p>First, Nixon signed &nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1372&amp;year=2014&amp;code=R">House Bill 1372</a>, which fixes a legal issue with Missouri's ban on protests at funerals.</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 01:18:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 37399 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Signs Bill Revamping Missouri's Funeral Protest Law Missouri Audit Alleges Misuse of EBT Cards By Some Welfare Recipients http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-audit-alleges-misuse-ebt-cards-some-welfare-recipients <p>A new audit released Tuesday finds that some welfare recipients in Missouri have used their benefits to buy things besides food and other daily necessities, while others may have moved away but continue to get in-state benefits.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:20:04 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32351 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Audit Alleges Misuse of EBT Cards By Some Welfare Recipients Locations Accepting EBT Cards Would Be Strictly Limited Under Mo. Senate Bill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/locations-accepting-ebt-cards-would-be-strictly-limited-under-mo-senate-bill <p>Legislation is moving through the <a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/">Missouri Senate</a> that would strictly limit where Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT cards, can be used in the state.</p><p><a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/members/mem08.htm">State Senator Will Kraus</a> (R, Lee’s Summit) is sponsoring&nbsp;<a href="http://www.senate.mo.gov/13info/bts_web/Bill.aspx?SessionType=R&amp;BillID=17663428">Senate Bill 251</a>.&nbsp; He says a new federal law that just took effect will ban EBT card use in casinos, liquor stores and adult entertainment venues.</p><p>“We’re taking that federal law (and) putting (it)&nbsp;into state statute," Kraus said.&nbsp; "But we’re also adding a few places that we think these cards shouldn’t be used at: &nbsp;amusement parks, entertainment events, athletic events, (or)&nbsp;to purchase alcohol, tobacco (or) lottery tickets.” Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:38:07 +0000 Marshall Griffin 9873 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Locations Accepting EBT Cards Would Be Strictly Limited Under Mo. Senate Bill