Editorial board praises Beacon-led welfare reform measure

March 1, 2013 9:37AM

The editorial board of the Murfreesboro Daily News Journal praises the effort by Sen. Jim Tracy and Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver to curb welfare abuse. As the editorial notes, the measure comes on the heels of an investigation by the Beacon Center that found welfare recipients using their EBT cards in strip clubs and bars.

“We commend Tracy for sponsoring this sensible piece of legislation, because children should not go hungry while parents are out boozing and partying. The House should follow the Senate’s lead and pass this measure to ensure this safety net is catching people who really need help, not those who want to party all night long.”

Read the entire editorial here.