At a time when the number of people relying on public assistance continues to grow, millions of dollars worth of Missouri and Kansas welfare money is being spent all over the country, including states like California and Florida, and even as far away as Hawaii and Alaska.
In the first map click the markers to see how much Kansas and Missouri welfare money is being spent in that particular state.
The second map illustrates how much cash was withdrawn from ATMs and where the withdrawls took place.
The data illustrated above is a total of Kansas and Missouri welfare funds that were spent in each state from January through March 2011. Not listed are the totals spent in an unknown state which are as follows:
Kansas money spent in an unknown state (Jan. to Mar. 2011) - $40,460.76
Missouri money spent in an unknown state (Jan. to Mar. 2011) - $73,763.52
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While the number of people relying on public assistance continues to grow, millions of dollars worth of Missouri and Kansas welfare money is being spent all over the country. INTERACTIVE FEATURE | See how much money is spent in other states
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Ryan Kath is an award-winning investigative reporter for 41 Action News. He joined the I-team in 2010 after working for four years as a multimedia journalist at the station.
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