03/10/14 09:38 AM
DOVER, Del. — A new analysis shows the number of Delaware residents receiving food stamps has nearly tripled over the past decade. The News Journal obtained data from the state Department of Health and Social Services showing the number of food stamp recipients in each zip code. Every county...
03/10/14 09:31 AM
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Gov. Nikki Haley will not support an earlier proposal to keep food stamp recipients from buying junk food, instead backing an idea requiring people in three counties to show they are working or looking for a job to get the benefits. Haley's proposal will have to be approved...
By Associated Press | 03/06/14 08:18 AM
The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is making a change in its heating assistance program that will translate into hundreds of millions in food stamp benefits.
By David Klepper | 03/05/14 08:54 AM
Families receiving food stamps would have to present photo identification when using electronic benefit cards to buy food under legislation being considered in Rhode Island.
03/03/14 09:01 AM
HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut and New York have found a way around federal budget cuts that played a central role in the massive farm bill passed this month: bump up home heating assistance a few million bucks in return for preserving more than a half-billion dollars in food stamp benefits....
By Charlie Spiering | 02/25/14 11:00 AM
Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor" producer Jesse Waters met up with rocker Jason Greenslate of San Diego in a segment aired on Bill O'Reilly's show about the use of food stamps.
By Charlie Spiering | 02/25/14 08:24 AM
Former Vice President Dick Cheney sharply criticized President Obama for reducing the size of the American military including plans to reduce the Army to the smallest force since before World War II. Cheney pointed out that Obama's plans to cut the military were "over the top," citing...
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:22 AM
Louisiana's social services department says it stripped food stamps from six people who deliberately overspent their monthly benefits when the electronic service was down in October.
02/11/14 08:56 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory's administration decided to wait on saying publicly whether a backlog of food stamp applications has been cleared before a federal deadline until appearing before a North Carolina legislative committee. Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos (vahsh)...
02/06/14 09:11 AM
PIERRE, S.D. — A South Dakota Senate committee killed a bill on Wednesday that would have established drug testing of welfare recipients. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 5-2 to defeat the measure. Similar bills have been rejected by South Dakota lawmakers in recent years. The...
By Mary Clare Jalonick | 02/05/14 08:18 AM
It isn't just farmers who will benefit from the sweeping farm bill that Congress has sent President Obama. There's also help for rural towns, grocery stores in low-income areas and, most notably, the nation's 47 million food stamp recipients.
By Sean Lengell | 02/04/14 05:15 PM
Congress gave final approval for a massive, long-term farm bill, ending a bitter two-year partisan debate over funding for agriculture subsidies, crop insurance and the food stamp program. The measure, which the Senate passed Tuesday by a vote of 68-32, will cost about $100 billion a year over...
By Meghashyam Mali | 02/04/14 05:02 PM
Obama on heralded the Senate vote Tuesday, saying that the farm bill while not “perfect,” would “make a positive difference not only for the rural economies that grow America’s food, but for our nation.”
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/04/14 04:31 PM
A trillion-dollar, pork-filled farm bill stuffed with corporate welfare passed the House last week and cleared the Senate on Tuesday -- thanks in part to a little-noticed maneuver by the bipartisan leadership in both chambers.
By Washington Examiner | 02/03/14 04:36 PM
To understand why grassroots dissatisfaction with the Republican establishment in Washington is so intense, look no further than the Agriculture Act of 2014 produced by a Senate-House conference committee.
By Byron York | 03/12/14
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