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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue testifies during a House Agriculture Committee hearing,
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Cherri Gregg
December 04, 2019 - 3:02 pm
The Trump administration announced a final rule that will tighten up qualifications for who can qualify for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program food stamp benefits, saving the government $5.5 billion over five years. Read more here.
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A shopping cart in a grocery.
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Cherri Gregg
December 03, 2019 - 7:17 pm
The Wolf administration is sounding the alarm on yet another proposed change to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits by the Trump administration. The Department of Human Services says it's bad for Pennsylvania. Read more here.
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A grocery cart full of food.
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David Madden
November 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
Thanksgiving is not that far off. With that in mind, New Jersey is stepping up efforts to get people in need to sign up for a food assistance program. Read more here.
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Pat Loeb
September 30, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Today, Friday, is the last day for victims of Catholic clergy abuse to file a claim for compensation. Advocates are advising all victims to file a claim, even if they're not sure about accepting it.
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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
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Mike Dougherty
September 28, 2019 - 11:52 am
People who advocate for low-income families are sounding the alarm over a proposed rule change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
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Teresa Miller
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Cherri Gregg
July 29, 2019 - 5:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Over the past week, the Trump administration has said it wants to tighten the rules governing who qualifies for food stamps, which would strip more than 3 million people of their benefits. Individuals had been encouraged under the Obama administration to exploit a...
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The Trump administration is proposing to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program.
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July 23, 2019 - 3:49 pm
By Carole Feldman WASHINGTON (AP) — About 3.1 million people would lose food stamp benefits under the Trump administration's proposal to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program. The Agriculture Department said Tuesday that the rule would close "a loophole" that enables...
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Pope Francis attends the Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a United Nations agency, in Rome.
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Steve Tawa
February 18, 2019 - 1:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Victims of clergy abuse and their advocates are requesting that Pope Francis consider their list of "must-take" actions for the unprecedented summit in Rome, beginning on Thursday, focusing on the crisis in the Roman Catholic Church. Michael McDonnell, who is the...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., applauded the commonwealth's decision to give food assistance recipients their February benefits in January.
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Justin Udo
January 14, 2019 - 4:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As the partial government shutdown continues in its third week, with no end in sight, officials in Pennsylvania are making sure the state's 1.8 million Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients will continue to get their benefits through February. They're...
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U.S. Capitol dome
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January 08, 2019 - 7:51 am
By Tami Luhby, CNN (CNN) -- Millions of low-income Americans could have a harder time affording food if the partial government shutdown continues into February. Funding for food stamps, school lunches and nutrition for pregnant women and young children is expected to run out next month if the...
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