11/25/13 11:47 AM
(online.wsj.com) Lawmakers struggling to hash out a budget deal could find their job easier if Congress pulls off a feat nearly as difficult: passing the first new farm bill since 2008.
11/22/13 09:40 AM
(www.businessweek.com) Campaigning for vice president in 2012, Paul Ryan learned firsthand what happens to politicians who dare to propose taking money from old people. One of Ryan’s big themes was the need to reform entitlement programs so the rising costs of Social Security, Medicare, and...
11/11/13 11:49 AM
(www.theatlantic.com) The problem with increasing health-oriented restrictions on what can be purchased. Everyone from health advocates to conservative pundits have urged states to better regulate the items that should be eligible for purchase under SNAP.
By Barry Massey | 11/08/13 10:35 AM
SANTA FE, N.M. — A proposal to establish a minimum retirement age for New Mexico legislators to receive a taxpayer-funded pension won the endorsement of a legislative study panel Thursday but likely faces an uphill battle in next year's legislative session.
By Melinda Deslatte | 11/06/13 09:49 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. — State leaders haven't done enough to aggressively pursue food stamp recipients who overspent their balance when the electronic food stamp service was down last month, U.S. Sen. David Vitter said Monday.
By Mary Clare Jalonick | 10/28/13 09:06 AM
The fight over renewing the nation's farm bill has centered on cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program. But there could be unintended consequences if no agreement is reached: higher milk prices.
By Charlie Spiering | 12/04/13
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