Liberal, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Surprisingly a bill that passed last week limiting what welfare recipients can spend their public assistance on has caused some controversy. Prohibited are such items as tattoos, psychics or lingerie. Their concern is that the restrictions effect recipient’s lifestyles. Representative Shannon Francis of Liberal knows fraud is a given, but ultimately keeping it in check is up to us.
Francis proposes bringing back one idea that might be a solution to this problem.
Francis says he heard several instance of welfare receipients spending money on cruises. Its unclear what the state will save from this new law.