EBT cards http://wamc.org en Dream Act Could Have New Life; NYS Loses Millions In Federal Funding Over EBT Abuse http://wamc.org/post/dream-act-could-have-new-life-nys-loses-millions-federal-funding-over-ebt-abuse <p></p><p>With the legislative session in Albany charging forward, a pair of funding plans are under the microscope.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:23:48 +0000 Dave Lucas 84503 at http://wamc.org Dream Act Could Have New Life; NYS Loses Millions In Federal Funding Over EBT Abuse House Bill Snips SNAP http://wamc.org/post/house-bill-snips-snap <p></p><p>47 million Americans are enrolled in SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or "food stamps." &nbsp;Thursday, the GOP-led House passed a bill to cut spending for food stamps by $39 billion over 10 years.&nbsp;</p><p>The defeat of the 2013 Farm Bill in the House back in June came as a wakeup call to some as cuts to SNAP became a major hurdle to progress in getting Congress to bolster farm and food programs.</p><p>In July, the House approved a measure dropping nutrition programs from the farm bill. No Democrats voted in favor of the revised House bill.</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:09:02 +0000 Dave Lucas 74092 at http://wamc.org House Bill Snips SNAP Patrick Reviewing Proposed Mass. Welfare Changes http://wamc.org/post/patrick-reviewing-proposed-mass-welfare-changes <p></p><p></p><p>Massachusetts Governor Deval&nbsp;Patrick says he is reviewing a proposal to require photo identification on electronic benefit transfer cards used by welfare recipients.</p><p>The governor would not immediately say if he would allow the measure to become law. The Legislature added the provision to a spending bill that reached Patrick's desk on Monday.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:49:49 +0000 Jaired Crofut 68399 at http://wamc.org Patrick Reviewing Proposed Mass. Welfare Changes