( KTRS ) A new Missouri law will require the state’s Social Services Department to have a third party review welfare rolls.
Gov. Jay Nixon said he’ll let the law take effect without his signature. Thursday was Nixon’s deadline to sign or veto bills. The measure on welfare was the most significant bill that remained on his desk.
It will require the state agency to contract with a private company by Jan 1st to check people’s eligibility for food stamps, child care and other welfare programs.
That company would flag questionable cases, which state employees then could review further.