A bill that would reduce welfare benefits in Missouri, vetoed last week by Gov. Jay Nixon, is one step closer to becoming law.
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 25-9 along party lines Monday night to override the Democratic governor’s veto of Senate Bill 24. The bill, sponsored by Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, would reduce lifetime eligibility for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or TANF, by 25 percent, to 45 months from its current 60-month lifetime cap.
The bill now goes to the House, which is also controlled by a veto-proof Republican majority and is expected to override Nixon’s veto.