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Work or Lose Welfare

January 3, 1996
By: Adrienne Baughman
State Capital Bureau

Missouri's top leader in the Senate says he backs a conservative-led effort to get welfare recipients back to work. Adrienne Boff-man has the story from Jefferson City.

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Democratic Senate President Pro Tem Jim Mathewson urged his Senate collegues today to support a "Welfare to Work Initiative" intended to get people off welfare without spending tax dollars.

Mathewson's proposal would cut welfare benefits to those who can work-- but fail to do so:

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Matthewson's speech helped mark the opening day of the 88th General Assembly.

From the State Capitol, I'm Adrienne Baughman.