What Do Bingo, Tattoos, Psychics Have In Common?
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
Here in California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is near the end of his term, but he's keeping busy, cracking down on abuse in the state's welfare program. He's already banned casinos from accepting the state-issued debit cards meant for rent and clothing. Now, the L.A. Times reports that the governor has added to that list. Welfare recipients can no longer use those debit cards to pay for bingo, bail, tattoos and psychics.
You're listening to MORNING EDITION.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.