Mass. Republicans push amendments to curb welfare abuse

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(MyFoxBoston.com) – Massachusetts Republicans are pushing some amendments that would protect the state's troubled Department of Transitional Assistance.

According to the Boston Herald, the amendments range from adding photo IDs to EBT cards to new attempts at limiting welfare recipients' access to cash.

The newspaper reports State Sen. Bruce Tarr has filed more than half-dozen amendments addressing welfare reform.

One of them gives Attorney General Martha Coakley's Office the power to recover welfare checks or assistance a convicted terrorist has ever received.

Read more: Boston Herald