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New Welfare Rules Target High EBT Card Balances

Welfare recipients who accumulate high balances on their electronic benefit transfer cards will have those cards shut down under new state rules.

07/10/2013

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Officials Dispute Findings Of Mass. Welfare Audit

The Patrick administration is disputing claims by the state auditor that questionable welfare payments were made to more than 1,100 people who were dead or otherwise ineligible to receive payments.

05/30/2013

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Keller @ Large: Start Treating Welfare Fraud As A Serious Issue

It’s poor people who are the victims of this fraud, not to mention all the taxpayers who’ve had enough of this administration’s buck-passing and foot-dragging.

05/29/2013

(L) Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26 (Photo courtesy: Lowell Sun). (R) Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19 (FBI Photo)

Family Of Marathon Bombing Suspects Received $100,000 In Benefits

WBZ-TV has confirmed the Boston Marathon bombing suspects and their parents received more than $100,000 in taxpayer funded benefits over a decade.

04/30/2013

Investigators say this is Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev at the bombing site. (Photo courtesy: Bob Leonard)

Official: Tsarnaev Brothers Did Not Directly Receive State Welfare Benefits

The Massachusetts welfare agency has released new details about state benefits received by the family of the Boston Marathon suspects.

04/26/2013

Tamerlan Tsarnaev (Photo Courtesy: Lowell Sun)

Patrick Orders Inquiry Into Bombing Suspect’s Welfare Benefits

The Massachusetts welfare agency said Thursday it made a mistake when it disclosed information about past benefits received by Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

04/25/2013

Investigators say this is Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev at the bombing site. (Photo courtesy: Bob Leonard)

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects Had Once Been On Welfare

The suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings killed in a shootout with police received welfare benefits from the state up until last year, when he became ineligible based on family income.

04/24/2013

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

State’s Head Of Welfare Department Forced To Resign

A shake-up is underway inside the department in charge of the state’s welfare program.

02/01/2013

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

Mitt Romney in Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare ‘Reform’ Justified

According to Romney, Obama has taken away a number of work requirements from the federal welfare regulations. Republicans believe that Obama’s executive measure on welfare funding to states makes it easier for non-working people get a free government check.

08/08/2012

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