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For Missouri Moms, A Past Drug Conviction Means No Food Aid, Ever

For Missouri Moms, A Past Drug Conviction Means No Food Aid, Ever

by Carla Murphy on April 10 2014, 11:33AM

New state-level effort looks at changing that

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Farm Bill Passes Congress with More Food Stamp Cuts

Farm Bill Passes Congress with More Food Stamp Cuts

by Carla Murphy on February 4 2014, 4:11PM

Pres. Obama is expected to sign the bill.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Millionaires Club in Congress Presides Over Additional Food Stamp Cuts

Millionaires Club in Congress Presides Over Additional Food Stamp Cuts

by Carla Murphy on January 10 2014, 4:19PM

$9 billion in cuts expected to hit up to a million people in 15 states

Topics: /NOW, Politics

“Food Stamp” Art On Display at Art Basel-Miami

by Carla Murphy on December 5 2013, 3:11PM

You’ll never guess how much it’s selling for.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Congressman's Cocaine Bust Illuminates Race and Gender Sentencing Disparities

Congressman’s Cocaine Bust Illuminates Race and Gender Sentencing Disparities

by Brentin Mock on November 20 2013, 12:00PM

Rep. Radel gets slapped on writs for coke possession. Black and Latino men and women don’t get off so easy.

Topics: Voting Rights, Criminal Justice, Drug War, Economy, /NOW, Politics

Mapping Cuts to Food Stamps

Mapping Cuts to Food Stamps

by Von Diaz on November 18 2013, 11:01AM

Stateline’s interactive map gives a state-by-state breakdown of the 47 million people effected by the November 1 cuts to SNAP.

Topics: Food Stamps, /NOW

Automatic Cuts to Food Stamps Coming This Week

Automatic Cuts to Food Stamps Coming This Week

by Von Diaz on October 30 2013, 5:21PM

A scheduled $5 billion will be cut from federal SNAP benefits starting November 1.

Topics: /NOW

Majority of Front-Line Fast-Food Workers Need Public Assistance

Majority of Front-Line Fast-Food Workers Need Public Assistance

by Von Diaz on October 15 2013, 3:05PM

A new study shows 52 percent of front-line fast-food employees need public assistance to make ends meet.

Topics: /NOW

Republican States Cut 'Food Stamps' As Feds Promise Not To

Republican States Cut ‘Food Stamps’ As Feds Promise Not To

by on October 4 2013, 7:00AM

Republican state lawmakers are looking to do the job that their Beltway comrades won’t be able to: Cut foot stamps from every angle.

Topics: Politics

Putting a Human Face on Food Stamps

Putting a Human Face on Food Stamps

by Von Diaz on September 25 2013, 7:00AM

If they become law, the House’s $40 billion in food stamp cuts could have grave consequences for some of the most vulnerable populations in the U.S.

Topics: Economy, Politics

House Votes to Cut $40 Billion in Funding For Food Stamps

House Votes to Cut $40 Billion in Funding For Food Stamps

by Von Diaz on September 20 2013, 11:40AM

The bill approved yesterday by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives would cut $4 billion annually for 10 years and includes strict new employment standards.

Topics: /NOW

Farm Bill Passes House Without a Dollar for SNAP Food Assistance

Farm Bill Passes House Without a Dollar for SNAP Food Assistance

by Brentin Mock on July 12 2013, 1:46PM

African American Rep. Corrine Brown teared up as she scolded Republican lawmakers for extracting food stamps from the farm bill, telling them “This is not a game.”

Topics: Food Stamps, /NOW, Politics, Shutdown

How Far Could You Stretch A Food Stamp Budget? [Reader Forum]

How Far Could You Stretch A Food Stamp Budget? [Reader Forum]

by Nia King on December 10 2012, 9:48AM

Colorlines readers advise Mayor Cory Booker how to eat on a food stamp budget.

Topics: Economy

Cory Booker Feeling 'Hunger Pains' Because He's Under-Eating

Cory Booker Feeling ‘Hunger Pains’ Because He’s Under-Eating

by Jorge Rivas on December 6 2012, 9:25AM

Booker started the food stamps challenge on Tuesday and by Wednesday he was already having what he called “hunger pains.”

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Cory Booker's First Day on Food Stamps: Can't Afford Coffee and Long Periods Without Food

Cory Booker’s First Day on Food Stamps: Can’t Afford Coffee and Long Periods Without Food

by Jorge Rivas on December 5 2012, 11:11AM

For the next seven days, and at a time when Congress is considering $16 billion in cuts to the federal program, Booker will put himself in the same position as 850,000 other New Jerseyans who receive food stamps each month.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Cory Booker Plans to Live Off Food Stamps for One Week

Cory Booker Plans to Live Off Food Stamps for One Week

by Jorge Rivas on November 21 2012, 12:39PM

Booker’s decision came by way of a challenge after Twitter user “Twitwit” told him that “nutrition is not a responsibility of the government.”

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Without Electricity, New Yorkers on Food Stamps Can't Pay for Food

Without Electricity, New Yorkers on Food Stamps Can’t Pay for Food

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 4:33PM

New Yorkers with electronic benefit cards (EBT) go hungry because they can’t swipe their cards at shops with no electricity.

Topics: Economy, /NOW

Food Stamp Bashing, Race, and the Bi-Partisan Attack on the Safety-Net

Food Stamp Bashing, Race, and the Bi-Partisan Attack on the Safety-Net

by on October 19 2012, 10:00AM

The GOP is winning the rhetorical war on poverty because Obama’s afraid to talk about race. And the results could be disastrous for millions of families.

Topics: Economy, Food Stamps, Politics

The Scary, Familiar Way Romney Would Shrink the Food Stamp Rolls

The Scary, Familiar Way Romney Would Shrink the Food Stamp Rolls

by on October 17 2012, 9:36AM

Mitt Romney again used the 47 million Americans on food stamps a line of attack in last night’s debate. But his plan for fixing that is to simply let those families starve.

Topics: 2012 Election, Economy, /NOW

Food Stamps, Poor-Shaming and the Very Scary 2012 Farm Bill

Food Stamps, Poor-Shaming and the Very Scary 2012 Farm Bill

by Akiba Solomon on July 26 2012, 9:58AM

Why we can’t afford to have moralistic debates about the choices desperate parents make as they try to feed their families.

Topics: Gender, Economy, Food Stamps

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