CLT Memo to Members of
The Committee on Children and Families

Monday, May 15, 2017

“Yes” on H-106, Out-of-State Cash Assistance Limits


To:  Members of the Joint Committee on Children and Families
May 15, 2017


In response to a public records request last December it was revealed that over the prior 18 months $7.2 million is state welfare funds were spent outside Massachusetts, including $549,000 in Florida, $110,000 in Puerto Rico, $2,054 in Atlantic City, NJ, another $134,000 in cities and towns around Walt Disney World.
What possible legitimate need or use for an EBT card – taxpayer-funded cash payments – could not be satisfied in the six state area of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island or Vermont?
H-106 “An Act relative to the out-of-state use of cash assistance” – intends to rectify this indefensible abuse.  We hope you will support this common sense reform and protect taxpayers’ generosity.

Citizens for Limited Taxation    PO Box 1147    Marblehead, MA 01945    508-915-3665