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Representatives hopeful to reduce welfare system fraud


Decatur – The state's top republican leader joined with two local lawmakers today in Decatur.


Representatives Tom Cross, Bill Mitchell, and Adam Brown rolled out a bill that they claim will reduce fraud and misuse of the state's welfare system. Users of a link card, or food stamps would be required to show a photo ID. They would also be banned from buying alcohol, cigarettes, lottery tickets and other questionable things with a link card.


The representatives say the goal of the proposed law is to save taxpayers money, and preserve the welfare benefits for those who need it most.

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