It sounded simple enough when it was first announced this week: the state would issue debit cards instead of checks for income tax refunds. Then some lawmakers, radio talk show hosts and columnists started to question the new plan, and now taxpayers are asking questions, too.
Why can’t we get checks? Why was Chase Manhattan picked to issue the cards, and what about a bank of which I’m not a customer getting my personal information? The Stamford Advocate reports some Chase employees were up to no good with some of that info. http://blog.ctnews.com/politicalcapitol/2012/02/03/and-you-wonder-why-some-folks-worry-about-giving-taxpayer-info-to-chase/#.TyxszOWcTrQ.twitter
Our guest is Joseph Mooney, Deputy Commissioner of DRS, who explains the program, and even took some of the blame for the controversy. You can watch the entire interview this Sunday morning at 11 on Channel 3.
UPDATE: Here is the link to the interview http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=6711682