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Stories with subject: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • Cotton defends vote against farm bill 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 6:06 pm
  • NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers.

  • Food stamp backlog still costs NC governments 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:31 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Meeting deadlines set by federal regulators to eliminate North Carolina's backlog of food stamp applications still came with a cost to state and local governments.

  • Bridgeport grocer accused of food stamp fraud 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:38 am
  • BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut - A Bridgeport grocer has been charged with buying food stamps from customers and using the money to buy bulk merchandise.

  • 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.