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New York State Senate passes Public Assistance Integrity Act

June 22, 2013

ALBANY — The New York State Senate has passed the “Public Assistance Integrity Act,” co-sponsored by Senator Catharine Young (R,C,I-Olean), that would prohibit welfare recipients from using cash......

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Jun-23-13 9:53 AM

I totally agree!!! The money received should be used for necessities only. Now if you want to save real taxpayers dollars, let's start stream lining all the paperwork systems in Albany. Public Assistance is just one. I bet it takes as much money to administer the system as it pays out.

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Jun-22-13 7:29 AM

It is about time. If my taxes are supporting people on public assistance there should be standards. I work hard and have to watch every penny I earn to keep the roof over my head and food in my families stomach. There are many times I have forgone something because of no money. Why should we be paying for others habits. Silver needs to get off his duff. Now they need to change the NY constitution so that we follow the 5 year federal guideline of how long you can receive assistance. Why do you think it costs so much of tax payers money. People flock here because NY pays out more in aid than most states. Single individuals with no family obligations should not be receiving benefits. Time to stop the bleeding NY and get with the program. If I can't afford a beer or smoke and work 40 hours weekly (which puts me over the income limit for benefits) then why should they have the right on my dime.

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