Kansas gov to sign sweeping welfare crackdown

April 16, 2015 3:14 PM

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Kansas gov to sign sweeping welfare crackdown

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is expected to sign legislation Thursday that will make it illegal for welfare recipients to spend public assistance dollars in movie theaters, tattoo parlors, lingerie stores, and dozens of other places deemed inappropriate by the state - like on cruise ships.

The measure - believed to be the strictest in the country - concerns the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program in Kansas, which is designed to help families struggling with short-term financial hardships.

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