Tag Archives: Food Stamps

NH bill would change work requirements for food stamps, welfare

Lawmakers last year enacted new provisions requiring able-bodied Medicaid participants to work between 20 to 30 hours per week, depending on how long they’d been covered. The state is seeking a federal waiver to allow that change, but in the … Continue reading

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SNAP! – Cook County Exempts Food Stamps From Soda Tax

Cook County in Illinois, home to Chicago, has decided that its soda tax will not apply to food stamps. Purchases made with food stamps cannot have state and local taxes tacked onto them, according to federal law. Cook County tried … Continue reading

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85% drop in food stamp recipients in counties where work requirement restarted

From our file named “Duh.”  The Alabama Department of Human Resources says 13 counties that reinitiated a work requirement for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program, saw an 85% drop in recipients. The counties had … Continue reading

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NH House Blocks Food Stamp Reform

An effort to restrict the use of food stamps in New Hampshire won’t be moving forward this year.A House committee retained the bill Tuesday, meaning it won’t be voted on this session. The decision comes after the Senate endorsed the … Continue reading

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Battle Over Bill Limiting Food Stamp Eligibility Moves To N.H. House

If Sen. Dan Feltes doesn’t like it, it must be a winner! When it comes to Senate Bill 7, which lowers the income threshold for food-stamp  eligibility, among other changes, Democratic state senator Dan Feltes has some choice words:  “One of the … Continue reading

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