- House bill would allow drug testing for food stamps Updated: Feb-11-16 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON - A key House Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients, a move to help states like Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has sued the federal government to permit screening.
- W.Va. report: $55m in welfare programs spent out of state Updated: Feb-11-16 4:00 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A West Virginia report says $55 million in two welfare programs was spent out of state in a year.
- Phoenix couple get jail terms in food stamps fraud case Updated: Feb-08-16 4:20 pm
PHOENIX - A Phoenix couple has each been sentenced to six months in jail and ordered to jointly pay more than $94,000 restitution in a food stamps fraud case.
- 10 people plead guilty in tax refund and food stamp scam Updated: Feb-06-16 3:00 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Ten people, including nine from Florida, are pleading guilty to filing fake income tax refunds and fake food stamp applications.
- DHHS: Progress made with Nebraska public benefits program Updated: Feb-05-16 5:50 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A Nebraska state agency says it has improved how quickly it processes applications for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program after it failed to meet federal standards last year.
- Indiana among states where food stamp waivers already gone Updated: Feb-01-16 8:19 am
INDIANAPOLIS - While people in many states are bracing for the return of a three-month limit on food stamps for many, the provision ended last year in Indiana.
- SNAP work requirements could cut off aid to thousands Updated: Jan-25-16 9:40 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - Thousands of people in South Mississippi on the federal government's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program could lose their monthly food benefit of up to $190 before summer.
- Private consultant gets suspended sentence for benefit fraud Updated: Jan-23-16 11:03 am
COVINGTON, Louisiana - A 51-year-old Franklinton woman who has a doctorate degree and runs a private consulting firm has been found guilty of felony theft for fraudulently collecting more than $15,000 in food stamps and child care assistance.
- State officials seek changes to food stamp violation rules Updated: Jan-19-16 1:01 pm
BOISE, Idaho - State health officials have unveiled new rules regarding penalties for not meeting the state's food stamps eligibility requirements.
- Work requirement in place for food stamps in 8 Ky. counties Updated: Jan-15-16 7:00 am
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - Over 17,000 food stamp recipients in eight Kentucky counties must begin part-time work, education or volunteer activities in order to keep their benefits under a newly reinstated requirement.
- Republicans decry waiver of food stamp work requirements Updated: Jan-14-16 6:12 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Republicans on Thursday criticized Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards' decision to waive work requirements for thousands of food stamp recipients, saying the assistance program should only be a short-term safety net.
- Oregon State University store begins accepting food stamps Updated: Jan-13-16 11:11 am
CORVALLIS, Oregon - Oregon State University has become one of only a handful of universities with a store that can accept federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program cards.