Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Richard Butler and his fiancee Amber laugh while they have breakfast in an apartment a friend is letting them live in on Chicago's Southside, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020..
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AP News
March 04, 2020 - 11:10 am
From Hawaii to Pennsylvania, states are scrambling to blunt the impact or new Trump administration rules taking effect April 1, with roughly 700,000 people at risk of losing food assistance benefits unless they meet certain work, training or school requirements. Social service agencies say they won...
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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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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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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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 In this April 9, 2019, photo, Argus Leader investigative reporter Jonathan Ellis and news director Cory Myers in the newsroom in Sioux Falls, S.D. In 2010, reporters at South Dakota’s Argus Leader newspaper came up with the idea of requesting data about
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April 22, 2019 - 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday seemed inclined to rule against a South Dakota newspaper seeking data about the government's food assistance program, previously known as food stamps. The high court was hearing arguments in a case originally brought by the Argus Leader newspaper, which...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., flanked by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., left, and Rep. Anthony Brown, D-Md., talks to reporters.
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January 16, 2019 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The House has passed a Democratic measure to reopen the government through Feb. 8 and provide $14 billion in emergency spending for recent hurricanes, wildfires and other natural disasters. The bill was...
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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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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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