Posts Tagged ‘social services’

Hundreds removed from SNAP for bilking $2.7M+ in benefits

by Associated Press Published: October 2,2012

Tags: benefit, federal, food, food stamp, government, nutrition, social services, state, welfare

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — State officials say 1,705 people in Mississippi were disqualified last budget year from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for making false claims and improperly taking more than $2.7 million in benefits. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports hundreds more people routinely report benefits cards lost or stolen, which the federal government cites […] [...]

In the crosshairs: Performance management may be our salvation

by Marty Wiseman Published: December 4,2011

Tags: government, Marty Wiseman, MBJ column, performance management, social services

Only a passing glance toward Washington, D.C., is sufficient to remind us that the gathering fiscal storm clouds are becoming more ominous by the day. Yet, in Mississippi we still have to live with the lists and rankings that constantly remind us of the dire straights in which many of our citizens find themselves. The […] [...]

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