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.
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:
Matthewson's speech helped mark the opening day of the 88th General Assembly.
From the State Capitol, I'm Adrienne Baughman.