State senators watch a video on welfare fraud during a news conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. They are advancing legislation to establish penalties for spending ... more 
State senators watch a video on welfare fraud during a news conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. They are advancing legislation to establish penalties for spending welfare funds on liquor, lottery tickets, cigarettes or strip clubs, saying there’s $125 million in federal funds at stake. States that fail to take steps to curb using debit cards to get cash from ATMs at casinos and liquor stores by Feb. 22 face possible loss of federal aid. From left are Sen. Thomas Libous, R-Binghamton, Sen. William Larkin Jr, R-New Windsor, Sen. Hugh Farley, R-Johnstown, Sen. Michael Nozzolio, R-Seneca Falls, Sen. Kenneth LaValle, R-Mount Sinai, Sen. Martin Golden, R-Brooklyn, Sen. Michael Ranzenhofer, R-Williamsville and Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mike Groll
Tue, Feb 4, 2014 3:42 PM EST