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State Lawmakers Want To Tighten Controls On Welfare Benefits

Calls to toughen oversight of Massachusetts' welfare system are growing at the Statehouse.
 
    A group of Beacon Hill lawmakers led by House and Senate Republicans are stepping up pressure on negotiators to include in the state budget restrictions designed to guarantee that welfare benefits are reserved for the state's neediest residents

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Koczera: Lawmakers To Probe Transitional Assistance Fraud

The wheels are already turning on Beacon Hill, after the State Auditor's office confirms fraud in the Department of Transitional Assistance. 

The audit show more than 1,100 people who were confirmed dead were still receiving welfare checks, and those checks were being cashed

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