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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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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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With College’s Price Tag on the Rise, Democratic Candidates Aim for ‘Debt-Free’ Higher Education

States across the country continue to reduce their public investment in education. With that in mind, Democratic presidential candidates are tackling the question of how to make college affordable (again) for American students.

States across the country continue to reduce their public investment in education. With that in mind, Democratic presidential candidates are tackling the question of how to make college affordable (again) for American students.

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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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Maryland Republican Has Wanted to Strip ‘Rioters’ of Public Assistance Since 2012

While protests engulfed Baltimore after a young Black man suffered fatal injuries in police custody in April, a Maryland lawmaker suggested that the state should ban public assistance to those participating in the uprising, which he dubbed “thug nation.”

While protests engulfed Baltimore after a young Black man suffered fatal injuries in police custody in April, a Maryland lawmaker suggested that the state should ban public assistance to those participating in the uprising, which he dubbed “thug nation.”

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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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Stress Kills: Economic Insecurity and Black Women’s Maternal Health Outcomes

When we hear “stress kills,” we often imagine a wealthy business executive dying of a heart attack in their early 50s because they put in too many long nights at the office. But stress also kills pregnant Black women and their babies in a more surreptitious way.

When we hear “stress kills,” we often imagine a wealthy business executive dying of a heart attack in their early 50s because they put in too many long nights at the office. But stress also kills pregnant Black women and their babies in a more surreptitious way.

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Food Stamp Allocations Should Take Into Account Where You Live

The federal poverty threshold, which dictates eligibility of most public benefits, including food stamps, is flawed in that it does not account for cost of living.

The federal poverty guidelines, which dictate eligibility of most public benefits, including food stamps, is flawed in that it does not account for variances in cost of living.

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