Tag Archives: EBT

DTA Commissioner in Pembroke Tonight

According to his website, State Representative Josh Cutler is hosting the Commissioner of the Department of Transistional Assistance tonight in Pembroke.  The event is open to the public. Pembroke residents will have an opportunity to speak directly with the head of the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) as part of a listening tour designed to solicit feedback on state…

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Sarbanes Oxley for MA Government

(A plea for accountability – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) We have been bombarded with anecdotal stories about waste, fraud and abuse in the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance, including the use and misuse of EBT cards.  Over the past year we have seen: – 19,000 DTA recipients identified as being unable to be located by mailings.  A number…

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MEMO: The Dire Need for State Welfare Reform

In Monday’s Boston Herald, they reported, “The state’s top welfare official has admitted his agency doesn’t have the technology to prevent EBT cards from being used on booze, guns and porn, despite reform legislation passed last year prohibiting such expenditures.” Earlier on Monday, the state’s interim Commissioner of the Department of Transitional Assistance, testified at a budget hearing before the…

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Patrick vetoes RMV immigration ID checks, signs EBT reform but says he won’t enforce it

By Matt Murphy

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JULY 27, 2012….Gov. Deval Patrick on Friday afternoon signed legislation restricting certain purchases by recipients of public cash assistance benefits and vetoed a bill that would require vehicle registration applicants to show proof of legal residency. Though the governor signed the EBT reform bill banning the use of public benefits…

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