GOP Welfare Proposal Could Have ‘Devastating Effects’ On Families

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A Republican lawmaker in Missouri wants to tie welfare benefits to school attendance with a bill that would require 90 percent attendance for children of families receiving benefits.

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In Missouri, state Rep. Stacey Newman (D-St. Louis) told HuffPost she sees problems with Cookson’s legislation. By mandating that welfare students attend public schools, the measure would prevent children from attending private or parochial schools.

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