Brownback Signs Bill On $25 Withdrawal For Welfare Recipients
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that allows the state to change controversial limits on the amount of money welfare recipients could withdraw from ATMs.
The bill does not eliminate the restriction. It allows the secretary of the Department for Children and Families to increase or eliminate the $25-per-day limit on ATM withdrawals with a state cash assistance card.
Supporters of the legislation said it would prevent fraud but critics called it mean-spirited.
The bill also increases a tax on health maintenance organizations from 1 percent to 3.31 percent on premiums and subscription charges.