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New York News
12:23 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Dream Act Could Have New Life; NYS Loses Millions In Federal Funding Over EBT Abuse

With the legislative session in Albany charging forward, a pair of funding plans are under the microscope.

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WAMC News
3:09 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

House Bill Snips SNAP

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47 million Americans are enrolled in SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or "food stamps."  Thursday, the GOP-led House passed a bill to cut spending for food stamps by $39 billion over 10 years. 

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.

In July, the House approved a measure dropping nutrition programs from the farm bill. No Democrats voted in favor of the revised House bill.

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New England News
8:49 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Patrick Reviewing Proposed Mass. Welfare Changes

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick says he is reviewing a proposal to require photo identification on electronic benefit transfer cards used by welfare recipients.

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.

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