Brewery sales, civil asset forfeiture bills survive in Mississippi Legislature

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Accountability, Criminal Justice, Economy, Food Stamp/SNAP, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Bills that would allow on-site sales for breweries and reform the state’s civil asset forfeiture system survived in the Mississippi Legislature.

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Illegal SNAP: Food stamp formula biased in favor of immigrants?

By   /  July 14, 2016  /  Federal Government, Food Stamp/SNAP, Immigration, News, Texas  /  No Comments

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Texas issues food stamps to households with illegal immigrants, but the state cannot say how much or how many. Nationally, a new report charges that families housing illegals get preferential treatment.

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Welfare, other reform bills survive key deadline in Mississippi Legislature

By   /  March 23, 2016  /  Accountability, Education, Food Stamp/SNAP, Governor, Jobs + Growth, Kansas, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Open Records, Politics & Elections, Regulations, State Government, Transparency, Transportation  /  No Comments

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A welfare reform bill, a civil asset forfeiture bill and others survived another deadline in the Mississippi Legislature as the session winds down.

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Report: inspector general saving taxpayers millions in waste, fraud, and abuse fight

By   /  March 8, 2016  /  Food Stamp/SNAP, News, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The OIG also established a fraud reporting hotline and web-based portal. Through 2015, the agency has received more than 13,000 complaints about program abuses.

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Mississippi welfare reform is halfway home

By   /  March 4, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Federal Government, Food Stamp/SNAP, Jobs + Growth, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Mississippi could have work requirements and improved verification if a new welfare reform bill passes in the Mississippi Legislature.

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Cold at Heart

By   /  January 6, 2016  /  Food Stamp/SNAP, Fraud of the Day  /  Comments Off on Cold at Heart

Today’s “Fraud of the Day” is based on an article titled, “Two women sentenced in $365,00 food stamp fraud,” written by Forum News Service and published by The Grand Forks Herald on December 4, 2015.

FARGO — Two Fargo residents were sentenced in federal court Thursday in a $365,000 food stamps fraud case, U.S. Attorney Christopher Myers said in a statement.

Lamia Ali, 48, and Abass Hassan Amedi, 51, were ordered to pay the money back, serve a period of home confinement, do community service, and pay $100.

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