TANF http://kcur.org en Missouri Audit Alleges Misuse of EBT Cards By Some Welfare Recipients http://kcur.org/post/missouri-audit-alleges-misuse-ebt-cards-some-welfare-recipients 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><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The audit centers on the use of </span>EBT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (electronic benefit transfer) cards from Temporary Assistance to Needy Families,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a federal program administered on the state level in all 50 states.&#160; <a href="http://auditor.mo.gov/">Missouri Auditor Tom </a></span><a Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:32:39 +0000 Marshall Griffin 48526 at http://kcur.org Missouri Audit Alleges Misuse of EBT Cards By Some Welfare Recipients Senate Passes Drug Testing for Welfare Bill http://kcur.org/post/senate-passes-drug-testing-welfare-bill <p>A bill that would require drug testing for some welfare and unemployment benefit recipients passed the Kansas Senate Thursday. It would require drug tests for some people enrolled in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, if they are suspected of drug use.</p><p>Senator Jeff King, an Independence Republican, says the goal of the bill is to help Kansans who have drug problems.</p><p>Democratic Senator Anthony Hensley tried &nbsp;to add a provision that would also administer drug tests to business owners who receive economic development funds from the state.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 15:23:53 +0000 Stephen Koranda 32778 at http://kcur.org