Another Republican lawmaker in Missouri is getting national attention -- this time for a very short piece of legislation that critics say could punish poor children who get sick.
House Bill 1040, introduced last week, says in its entirety: "School age children of welfare recipients must attend pub ... More >>
Phillip Andrew Morton grew up in Spanish Lake, studied film at Webster University and then headed to Hollywood, where he's produced videos for comic Katt Williams and edited trailers for movies like "Ocean's 13." But now, the 32-year-old is putting the finishing touches on a documentary about his ho ... More >>
Give us your tired, your hungry, your poor; we'll drug test them!!The third time proved to be the charm.After floating bills the previous two years (Exhibit A, Exhibit B) that would allow officials to drug test federal welfare recipients in Missouri, lawmakers in Jefferson City finally got enough ... More >>
Official Seal of the Missouri LegislatureThe Missouri House yesterday passed along a bill to the Senate that they hope will allow for the drug testing of welfare recipients. H.B. 76, sponsored by Ellen Brandom (R-Sikeston), passed the House by a whopping 121-37 vote margin and would allow any wel ... More >>
While the real dialogue on DailyRFT today could be found on a post about the efficacy of red-light cameras in saving lives, the most succinct and humorous comment of the day came in response to a post about a bill allowing welfare recipients to be drug tested. Commenter "AN" had this to say: So seri ... More >>
All of you on drugs, please step aside.A slate of Republican state senators have each introduced bills that would require certain welfare recipients in Missouri to be drug tested before receiving state aid. The senators, all from rural Missouri, include:Jack Goodman, Mt. VernonGary Nodler, Joplin ... More >>