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Stories with subject: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:52 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - The federal government says it's satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications at local social service offices.

  • USDA give GA deadline to improve food stamp system 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:22 pm
  • ATLANTA - Federal officials have given Georgia a deadline to show that it's doing a better job of processing food stamp applications.

  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination of health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

  • Mo. lawmakers want to limit out-of-state welfare 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 11:44 am
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - State lawmakers are moving to tighten rules on a cash assistance program for the poor in response to an audit that raised questions about whether hundreds of Missouri welfare recipients are living out of state.

  • Ga misses food stamp backlog deadline 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 2:22 pm
  • ATLANTA - State officials say Georgia missed the deadline to clear thousands of backlogged food stamp cases.

  • Woman pleads not guilty to food stamp fraud 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:09 am
  • CHICAGO - The owner of a Chicago convenience store has pleaded not guilty to stealing at least $100,000 from the state's food stamp program.

  • Glendale store is accused of food-stamp fraud 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:13 pm
  • PHOENIX - Authorities say a Glendale retailer is accused of defrauding a food-stamp program out of $2.3 million since 2010.

  • Mo. Senate endorses healthy eating program 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 6:20 pm
  • JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Legislation to give food stamps users an incentive to buy healthy foods at farmers markets has been endorsed from the by the Missouri Senate.

  • Advocates say Missouri sets food stamp barriers 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 10:15 am
  • ST. LOUIS - Advocates for the poor say Missouri is making it harder for the state's neediest residents to receive food stamps.

  • Initiative hearings, securities things to watch 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 8:21 pm
  • JUNEAU, Alaska - With the regular session down to its last month and legislative leaders still hoping to finish up early, major issues remain unresolved.

  • Georgia Senate backs drug testing for food stamps 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 4:56 pm
  • ATLANTA - People seeking government help to buy food could be tested for drug use under a bill approved by the state Senate.

  • Bill to stagger food stamp payouts passes Senate 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 7:25 pm
  • BOISE, Idaho - Lawmakers said they hope a new bill that passed the Senate 33-2 on Tuesday will allow Idaho to stagger when food-stamp recipients receive money to buy groceries.

  • Massachusetts moves to head off food stamps cuts 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 5:57 pm
  • BOSTON - Massachusetts joined several other states Tuesday in moving to preserve food assistance benefits for households that would otherwise be reduced under a recently approved federal farm bill.

  • Malloy raps Boehner over food stamp criticism 
    Updated: Mar-17-14 4:20 pm
  • HARTFORD, Connecticut - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy struck back Monday against U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, saying it was reprehensible to accuse Connecticut and other states of cheating the federal food stamp program by approving nominal increases in home heating assistance.