According to an article in today's Rocky Mountain News, the State of Colorado might have to refund some $11million to the Federal Government because of errors in beneficiary payments generated by our old friend, the Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS). An appeals court in Alexandria Virginia is hearing arguments in the case now. Quoting from the article, "The Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture points to design flaws in the system, and an analysis done on information extracted from the system led the agency to conclude that $11,162,598 of food stamp benefits were issued incorrectly". Later, the article states that "A spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Human Services said the agency has acknowledged problems with CBMS but added that the federal government's analysis that led to the claim of $11.2 million of overpayments also had flaws". Wonder if anyone, anywhere, has ever added up the total cost of CBMS which, as far as I know, is still broken.