Government & Politics

May 2, 2014 10:28 PM

Missouri revisits banning drug felons from food stamps

Missouri is one of only nine states where a felony drug conviction still means a lifetime ban from qualifying for food stamps. Since 2007, a push in Missouri to overturn that ban has failed to garner much traction. This year, that appears to have changed. Legislation that has passed the Missouri Senate and is pending in the House would make those convicted of a drug-related felony eligible for food stamps with some stipulations.

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