Florida’s poorest-of-the-poor won’t be allowed to use state-issued emergency cash debit cards at liquor stores, casinos or strip clubs, under a measure the House passed Thursday on an 89-26 vote.
House sponsor Jimmie Smith, R-Inverness, says the bill (HB 701) is needed to comply with a federal law banning the use of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or “TANF,” at liquor stores, gambling locales or places that specialize in adult entertainment, including porn shops.
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