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Texans convicted on felony drug charges soon will be able to receive food stamps, though another strike will put them back under a lifetime ban. Earlier this month, Gov. Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 200 — a sunset …
Valleycentral.com · 6/29/2015
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and to make a first-ever commitment to track the true number of military households using food stamps. The Senate-passed 2016 defense authorization bill calls for an end to FSSA inside the United States. FSSA would continue overseas where SNAP isn't …
The Herald of Everett · 1 day ago
AUGUSTA — A bill that would see Maine ask the federal government for permission to disallow the purchase of junk food with state and federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funds, once called Food Stamps, cleared the House of …
Sun-Journal · 6/22/2015
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In 2014 Congress passed legislation that cut US$8.7 billion from the food stamp program. That’s a lot of money, but less than the previously proposed cuts $20.5 billion and $39 billion. At the state level, a recent bill
Raw Story · 6/25/2015
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Heaton's bill would limit the number of state-issued FoodShare debit ... I'm barely making it as it is." "People on food stamps are still people, and you need to give them their dignity," Al Crevier, co-manager of the Merrill …
Wausau Daily Herald · 6/26/2015
There is a popular myth that welfare recipients are using food stamps to purchase luxurious food items such as filet mignon and lobster. At the state level, a recent bill introduced by Republican Missouri State …
Medical Xpress · 6/25/2015
About 3.6 million Texans receive food stamps through SNAP, according to the state Health ... testified in favor of the bill. No witnesses stood in opposition. "We're hopeful that this will help part of the vulnerable …
KVIA TV ABC-7 · 6/26/2015
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AUGUSTA, Maine — A bill that that would see Maine ask the federal government for permission to disallow the purchase of junk food with state and federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funds, once called food stamps, cleared the House of ...
Bangor Daily News · ByScott Thistle · 6/22/2015
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When the president signs the farm bill on Friday, he’ll be enacting a huge set of policies including an $8.6 billion cut to food stamps over the next decade. But the cuts are concentrated: they will only affect individuals in about a third of states and ...
Washington Post · 2/5/2014
Because of the food stamp program, my students and the roughly 508,000 Coloradans (or 10 percent of all Colorado households) who receive SNAP are able to buy our local potatoes, for example. As part of the federal Farm Bill, SNAP stimulates the SLV ...
Alamosa Valley Courier · 7/1/2015