Some Misouri legislators say the version of the Welfare Reform bill that has fought for survival the longest, doesn't have much of a chance this session.
Renee Basick explains why some legislators are hesitant.
After months of debate in House and Senate committees, the House version of the Senate Welfare Reform bill has made it onto the floor- but some say it's future looks short-lived.
Only Two weeks remain in this session.
According to Senior Republican and Social Service Committee Member, Rich Crisimer, there are way too many problems in this version of the bill to pass this session.
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Contents: Even if the house can make the changes there's no time for the senate to deal with the changes we've made, so I don't think the bill has much of a chance in it's current form. Representative Russ Gunn, a Democrat form St. Louis, says the bill still has it's gliches and it will be a good fight on the floor to get it passed.
If this version of the bill dies, the Missouri legislature must pass at least minimal federal requirements this session.
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