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Maine’s GOP Governor Slashes Food Assistance

Maine's work requirements made thousands of residents lose their food stamp benefits before the federal requirement went into effect.

Maine’s work requirements made thousands of residents lose their food stamp benefits before the federal requirement went into effect.

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Maine’s Republican Governor Oversees Decline in Food Assistance

The USDA has been in contact with Maine's health department multiple times regarding its slow SNAP response times and failure to produce data.

The USDA has been in contact with Maine’s health department multiple times regarding its slow SNAP response times and failure to produce data.

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The Economy Isn’t Rebounding for Everyone

As explained in Tim Wise’s new book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America, class inequality is a nationwide problem—and it is getting worse every year.

As explained in Tim Wise’s new book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America, class inequality is a nationwide problem—and it is getting worse every year.

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#HungerActionMonth: How We Can Raise Awareness and Resources to End Child Hunger

With 15 million children facing hunger, our nation is failing miserably on this front.

With 15 million children facing hunger, our nation is failing miserably on this front.

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Recent SNAP Restrictions Are Another Reminder That Poverty Is a Reproductive Issue

I know firsthand that for many people, poverty is often related to a lack of access to basic health care, including abortion. This growing burden, carried primarily by poor people, is a blind spot for many legislatures and courts around the country.

I know firsthand that for many people, poverty is often related to a lack of access to basic health care, including abortion. This growing burden, carried primarily by poor people, is a blind spot for many legislatures and courts around the country.

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Pennsylvania Lawmaker Wants to Withhold Food Benefits From Former Drug Convicts

Pennsylvania residents convicted of felony drug crimes could be denied food by the state after completing their prison sentences, under a Republican-sponsored bill that advocates say is both mean spirited and counter productive.

Pennsylvania residents convicted of felony drug crimes could be denied food assistance by the state after completing their prison sentences, under a Republican-sponsored bill that advocates say is both mean-spirited and counterproductive.

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Wisconsin GOP: Restrict Food Stamp Recipients’ Choices

Many low-income Wisconsinites might no longer be able to purchase lobster or shrimp, and may be subject to drug testing and forced substance abuse rehabilitation programs, under two bills introduced in the GOP-majority state assembly this month.

Many low-income Wisconsinites might no longer be able to purchase lobster or shrimp, and may be subject to drug testing and forced substance abuse rehabilitation programs, under two bills introduced in the GOP-majority state assembly this month.

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Indiana to Cut Off Food Stamps for 65,000 Residents

Indiana will next year cut off food stamp benefits to tens of thousands of residents who have not secured jobs or participated in work training programs.

Indiana will next year cut off food stamp benefits to tens of thousands of residents who have not secured jobs or participated in work training programs.

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United States to Fall Off ‘Hunger Cliff’ Friday, Hitting Women and Families Hardest

An across-the-board reduction in food stamp benefits takes effect on Friday, and more cuts are on the horizon.

An across-the-board reduction in food stamp benefits takes effect Friday, and more cuts are on the horizon.

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Attack on Food Stamps Is Bad for the Poor and the Economy

The Tea Party holds an ideology blind to the role food stamps play in the economy.

While Thursday’s Republican-led bill to slash food stamps is highly unlikely to pass the Senate, it shows the influence of the Tea Party as the ideological foundation for House Republican leadership—an ideology blind to the role food stamps play in the economy.

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