welfare http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. House Interim Committee Will Examine Dept. Of Social Services, Other State Agencies http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-interim-committee-will-examine-dept-social-services-other-state-agencies <p><a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?district=110&amp;year=2013">Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones </a>(R, Eureka)&nbsp;has created another interim committee, this time to examine how well state agencies respond to citizens who use their services.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:28:15 +0000 Marshall Griffin 27367 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Interim Committee Will Examine Dept. Of Social Services, Other State Agencies Mo. Dept. Of Social Services To Scale Back On Welfare Contract http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-dept-social-services-scale-back-welfare-contract <p></p><p>The Missouri Department of Social Services has announced it will scale back on its participation in a contract to move welfare recipients onto federal disability.&nbsp; Republicans at<a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-hears-testimony-state-welfare-contract"> a House committee hearing this week</a> expressed concerns that shifting recipients from a state-run program that requires employment to a federal one that does not could leave them permanently trapped in poverty.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:17:53 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25748 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Dept. Of Social Services To Scale Back On Welfare Contract Mo. House Committee Hears Testimony On State Welfare Contract http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-hears-testimony-state-welfare-contract <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">A Missouri House committee heard testimony Monday on efforts to shift state welfare recipients onto federal disability.</FONT></FONT></P> <P><FONT size=3><FONT face="Times New Roman">The <A href="http://dss.mo.gov/">Department of Social Services (DSS)</A>&nbsp;has hired Boston-based <A href="http://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/">Public Consulting Group </A>to switch clients from the state-run <A href="http://dss.mo.gov/fsd/tempa.htm">Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program </A>to federal disability payments, which don’t require recip Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:29:13 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25679 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House Committee Hears Testimony On State Welfare Contract Mo. Auditor Questions Welfare Expenses In Audit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-auditor-questions-welfare-expenses-audit <p><i>Updated 2:48 p.m.</i></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Auditor Tom </span>Schweich<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is questioning millions of dollars of welfare payments made to low-income residents.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Schweich released an annual audit Tuesday examining Missouri's use of $12.7 billion of federal funds during the 2012 budget. He raised concerns about $68 million of expenses, mainly through programs run by the Department of Social Services.</span></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 16:40:13 +0000 The Associated Press & Maria Altman 10335 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Auditor Questions Welfare Expenses In Audit Morning headlines: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-july-13-2011 <p><strong>Nixon signs human trafficking bill</strong></p><p>People convicted of human trafficking in Missouri will face longer maximum sentences under a bill signed by Gov. Jay Nixon.</p><p>The legislation addresses convictions for trafficking for slavery, forced labor or sexual exploitation and abuse through forced labor. Those crimes now carry maximum sentences of 15 years in prison.</p> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 14:27:54 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1633 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Mo. House passes welfare drug testing legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-passes-welfare-drug-testing-legislation <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House</a> has given final passage to&nbsp;<a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB73 &amp;year=2011&amp;code=R">legislation</a> that would require some Missourians on public assistance to undergo drug testing.</p><p>Under the bill, work-eligible recipients of the state&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.dss.mo.gov/fsd/tempa.htm">Temporary Assistance to Needy Families </a>(TANF) program&nbsp;would lose that assistance for three years if they test positive for drug use or refuse to take a drug test. Tue, 10 May 2011 17:32:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin & The Associated Press 1209 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House passes welfare drug testing legislation Mo. House endorses drug testing for welfare recipients http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-endorses-drug-testing-welfare-recipients <p>The <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/default.aspx">Missouri House</a> has given first-round approval to <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB73&amp;year=2011&amp;code=R">legislation that would require drug testing for some welfare recipients</a>.</p><p>The bill would require work-eligible recipients and applicants of the state's <a href="http://www.dss.mo.gov/fsd/tempa.htm">Temporary Assistance to Needy Families</a> (TANF) program to pass drug tests in order to receive assistance. Wed, 26 Jan 2011 21:42:08 +0000 Marshall Griffin 401 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House endorses drug testing for welfare recipients Morning Headlines: Drug tests for welfare recipients, U of Mo. tuition increase, Boeing 4Q profits down, Illinois redistricting http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-drug-tests-welfare-recipients-u-mo-tuition-increase-boeing-4q-profits-down <p>Good morning! Here are a few headlines to start your day:</p> Wed, 26 Jan 2011 15:52:55 +0000 Kelsey Proud 397 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines: Drug tests for welfare recipients, U of Mo. tuition increase, Boeing 4Q profits down, Illinois redistricting