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Mass Lawmakers Aim To Lift Welfare 'Cap On Kids'

By NANCY EVE COHEN Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill Tuesday that would lift a restriction on welfare benefits --the so-called "Cap on Kids." In Massachusetts, a parent with one child on transitional aidreceives $478 per month if the family has no income that is counted against the grant. If…

The welfare cap is laughable — and cruel

By Yvonne Abraham, GLOBE COLUMNIST A generation ago, our legislators did something cruel, and not very smart, and now is the time to undo it. In the early 1990s, even more than today, welfare recipients were widely viewed as irresponsible and immoral. Poor people on public assistance were seen by…

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