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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Shaunna O'Connell
Massachusetts state legislators have made it harder to spend welfare dollars on goods like alcohol and beauty supplies over the objections of their governor.
But the lawmakers in both chambers overrode the governor, with the Senate voting on Thursday, Ms. O'Connell said.
"I've had to drag our governor kicking and screaming all the way. ... He took out all the items we prohibited: guns, jewelry. We also prohibited it at those stores. He took out nail shops," said Shaunna O'Connell, a House Republican on the Ways and Means Committee who has led calls for, and has been repeatedly frustrated in, reforming the way welfare money is handed out.