So what the heck is “The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)”

Today, a second state employee faces a dismissal hearing and again the evidence is that the state employee was given inaccurate information and the application may even have been modified by the DSS worker to ensure the state employee qualified. In all the rhetoric coming from the Malloy Administration about the clear and convincing evidence … Continue reading “So what the heck is “The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP)””

Malloy Tweets: “Nearly 6,000 residents have registered for disaster relief”

Ah… Let’s just hope these storm victims don’t suffer the same fate as the state employees who were unfairly fired when Malloy, and his administration, went on a mad rampage after those employees, along with 23,000 other Connecticut residents, received emergency disaster relief following last year’s Tropical Storm Irene. Wait What? readers will recall (or … Continue reading “Malloy Tweets: “Nearly 6,000 residents have registered for disaster relief””

A press conference, a colossal waste of money and now what?

Last September, following Hurricane Irene’s landfall in Connecticut, President Obama released significant resources to help people, including the availability of emergency food aid (called D-SNAP.) The Department of Social Services, the state agency that oversees the regular food stamp program (which is called SNAP) ramped up for what it expected to be 2,000 applicants.  Over … Continue reading “A press conference, a colossal waste of money and now what?”

Latest Update: State’s First Case Against Food Stamp Robber Is A Farce

Lisa Prout, the state employee accused of stealing $524 in food stamp aid, awaits the decision from her dismissal hearing. But the state’s case has taken an extraordinary turn of events.  The accusation is that she “fraudulently obtained benefits through the state of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services administration of the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program … Continue reading “Latest Update: State’s First Case Against Food Stamp Robber Is A Farce”

Woman “steals” $524 and is fired from her state position; Man “steals” $450 dollars and is ordered to pay it back but gets to keep his state job.

UPDATE:  The CTNewsjunkie story on today’s food stamp robber dismissal hearing is up:  http://www.ctnewsjunkie.com/ctnj.php/archives/entry/worker_accused_of_fraud_waits_for_decision/.   As of moments ago no ruling has been made but the state employee did get a chance to lay out the facts:  “Lisa Prout, who has worked for 11 years at the hospital and is a single-mother of two, said she … Continue reading “Woman “steals” $524 and is fired from her state position; Man “steals” $450 dollars and is ordered to pay it back but gets to keep his state job.”