Gov. Baker Vetoes Bill That Would Scrap Child Welfare RuleGov. Charlie Baker has vetoed a bill that would abolish a Massachusetts rule denying additional welfare benefits to children born into families already receiving public assistance.
Critics Of 'Family Cap' Renew Effort To Repeal Welfare RuleAfter falling short at the finish line last year, supporters of an effort to roll back a Massachusetts rule that denies welfare benefits to children born into families already receiving public assistance are hoping to score an early victory in the new legislative session.
Settlement: Voter Cards Must Be Offered To Welfare SeekersMassachusetts residents applying for welfare must be offered voter registration cards and other information under a settlement reached between voting rights groups and the Baker administration.
New Welfare Rules Target High EBT Card BalancesWelfare recipients who accumulate high balances on their electronic benefit transfer cards will have those cards shut down under new state rules.
Officials Dispute Findings Of Mass. Welfare AuditThe 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.
Keller @ Large: Start Treating Welfare Fraud As A Serious IssueIt’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.
Family Of Marathon Bombing Suspects Received $100,000 In BenefitsWBZ-TV has confirmed the Boston Marathon bombing suspects and their parents received more than $100,000 in taxpayer funded benefits over a decade.
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.
Patrick Orders Inquiry Into Bombing Suspect's Welfare BenefitsThe Massachusetts welfare agency said Thursday it made a mistake when it disclosed information about past benefits received by Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects Had Once Been On WelfareThe 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.
State's Head Of Welfare Department Forced To ResignA shake-up is underway inside the department in charge of the state’s welfare program.
Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don't Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% ControversyRomney 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.
Opinion: Romney’s Attacks On Obama’s Welfare 'Reform' JustifiedAccording 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.
Patrick, Lawmakers At Odds Over Restrictions On Welfare CardsA battle is shaping up on Beacon Hill over welfare benefits.
Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government AssistanceStricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.