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5:20 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Missouri Audit Alleges Misuse of EBT Cards By Some Welfare Recipients

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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.

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6:38 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Locations Accepting EBT Cards Would Be Strictly Limited Under Mo. Senate Bill

State Senators Will Kraus (R, Lee's Summit) and Maria Chapelle-Nadal (D, University City) discuss SB 251, which would restrict where EBT cards can be used.
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Legislation is moving through the Missouri Senate that would strictly limit where Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT cards, can be used in the state.

State Senator Will Kraus (R, Lee’s Summit) is sponsoring Senate Bill 251.  He says a new federal law that just took effect will ban EBT card use in casinos, liquor stores and adult entertainment venues.

“We’re taking that federal law (and) putting (it) into state statute," Kraus said.  "But we’re also adding a few places that we think these cards shouldn’t be used at:  amusement parks, entertainment events, athletic events, (or) to purchase alcohol, tobacco (or) lottery tickets.”

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