Actually, interviews with state legislatures came to the conclusion that she is doing nothing illegal. However, they are currently rushing to add legislation that if a person on ‘Bridge’ gains more in a year than 1,000 on lottery or gambling winnings they have to report it as income. apparently when the Bridge benefits were written, gambling gains were not taken into consideration. At least this lady’s rapacity will yield expedited legislation that will abate the tax paying public’s anger.
Eligibility for benefits usually entails assets as well as income. IIRC you are entitled to your primary residence and a vehicle up to $X. Somewhere along the line, I read that she was ‘busted’ by the state. (Most legislators, lest we hadn’t noticed, don’t know the details of bills they sign, much less bills that preceded their time in office).