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An estimated 6,500 Maine residents are reportedly no longer receiving food stamp benefits. According to Think Progress, the latest report comes just months after Gov. Paul LePage (R) proposed changes to the state’s eligibility requirements for SNAP ...
The Inquisitr · 1/24/2015
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
(MoneyWatch) It is late October, so Adrianne Flowers is out of money to buy food for her family. That is no surprise. Feeding five kids is expensive, and the roughly $600 in food stamps she gets from the federal government never lasts the whole month.
CBS News · ByAlain Sherter · 11/3/2013
Cuts totaling $5 billion from the food stamp program will mean less money for groceries for millions of people. Food stamp benefits will be cut, starting next Friday. The cuts, totaling $5 billion, will mean less money for groceries for millions of people ...
CNN Money · ByJennifer Liberto · 10/25/2013
Talk of catastrophe around the corner over food-stamp benefit cuts also fails to acknowledge that food stamps are “just one of 80 federal means-tested programs that provide food, housing, medical care to poor and low income Americans,” asserts Heritage ...
World Net Daily · 11/3/2013
such as food stamps, school meals, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, knows as WIC. Advocacy groups statewide are concerned that low-income people in Pennsylvania are shouldering an unfair burden with …
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette · 1/30/2014
WASHINGTON D.C. -- Charity food pantries and several Democrats in Congress fear the federal nutrition program popularly known as food stamps will be cut as Washington pares federal spending to avert a year-end fiscal crisis. That could mean millions …
Cleveland Plain Dealer · ByStephen Koff andWashington Bureau · 12/3/2012
And deeper cuts may be on the way as Congress debates the future of the Farm Bill. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, said this week’s reductions in food assistance “shine a bright spotlight on the need to protect funding” for food stamps as lawmakers ...
Madison · ByMary Spicuzza · 11/1/2013
Volunteers pack bags of rice at the San Francisco Food Bank on Nov. 1, the same day that the largest cuts in the history of our country's food stamp program went into effect. On Nov. 1, the largest cuts in the history of our country’s food stamp program ...
Slate · 11/13/2013
Millions of food stamp recipients can expect to see their benefits reduced beginning in November—and that could end up being just the beginning of deeper cuts to the food stamp program. The modern-day food stamp plan, now called the Supplemental ...
CNBC · 10/19/2013