Misuse of Welfare is Minimal, Data Show

By Madeleine Baran, Minnesota Public Radio News, March 2011
Filed under: Maps, Database

Republican state lawmakers in Minnesota have proposed new restrictions to prevent poor people from spending welfare money on alcohol, tobacco and lottery tickets. However, available data suggests misuse of welfare money is minimal. Instead, people who receive welfare said the legislation would make it impossible to use the money for basic needs, like paying rent and doing laundry.

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