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Senate bill would bar those on welfare from gambling

Date: January 26, 2012
By: Mary McGuire
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 709

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A plan proposed Thursday would place gambling restrictions for those on welfare.
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Wrap: Republican St. Joseph Senator Rob Schaaf introduced a bill that would bar Missourians receiving welfare from gambling. Schaaf says those on welfare are relying on taxpayer dollars to survive.

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Description: "If they are going to be taking taxpayer dollars because they need assistance, they don't need to be gambling with those dollars."

 
The plan would give riverboat casinos a list of welfare recipients and ban them from gaming activities.
 
Democratic St. Louis Senator Robin Wright Jones rejects the proposal and calls the bill "self-serving."
 
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Description: "People who receive welfare have a life like people who do not, and they have every right to do anything that the state funds."
 
 
Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Mary McGuire.
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Those on welfare would be barred from gambling under a Republican Senator's latest proposal.
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Wrap: Republican St. Joseph Senator Rob Schaaf argued that his bill would force Missourian to stop using welfare dollars for gambling.

If the bill passes, boats would recieve a list of those on welfare in order to bar them from gambling activities.

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Description: "It would help them to not gamble and to spend the money on their families."

Democratic St. Louis Senator Robin Wright-Jones opposes the legislation and says she would likely filibuster if the bill makes it to the Senate floor.

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Description: "I don't think it has merit, and I think it is a very self-serving bill."
 

Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Mary McGuire.

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A Republican Senator proposes major changes for welfare recipients in Missouri.
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Wrap: St. Joseph Senator Rob Schaaf says his bill would provide Missouri gambling boats with a detailed list of those receiving welfare and bar them from gambling.

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Description: "My bill would simply share the list of people on public assistance of various kinds with the gambling boats so if your name popped up,you wouldn't be allowed to go on the boat and gamble."

Democratic St.Louis Senator Robin Wright-Jones describes the bill part of the "typical conservative agenda" and argues that persons receiving welfare have the same rights as those who do not.

Reporting from the State Capital, I'm Mary McGuire.


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