by Alan Pyke May 12, 2015
State lawmakers are trying to dictate what foods can and can't get bought with safety net money in 2015. They haven't learned much from the dozen-year history of "junk food bans" for food stamps families.
by Judd Legum May 9, 2015
With a net worth of nearly $500 million, he calls America's poor "the envy of the world"
by Sam P.K. Collins May 7, 2015
"By bringing the parent and child closer together, we reduced the parents' feelings that they needed to engage in physical punishment."
by Alan Pyke May 7, 2015
A week after Wisconsin Republicans unveiled a plan to restrict poor families' access to shellfish and pasta sauce, the other shoe is dropping.
by Bryce Covert May 6, 2015
Jeb Bush also claims that the War on Poverty failed and that spending more on poverty and education won't do any good.
by Alan Pyke May 1, 2015
A bill to prohibit shellfish purchases for food stamps recipients in Wisconsin would also make it harder for low-income families to cook with spices, pasta sauce, nuts, and dried beans.
by Alan Pyke Apr 24, 2015
A Maine law that purports to ban "junk food" purchases with food stamps would also deny the poor access to bulk deli meats.
by Alan Pyke Apr 22, 2015
Pennsylvania will stop spending time and money on redundant and misguided asset tests for food stamps applicants, a policy which had perverse negative effects that far outweigh its few positives.
by Scott Rodd - Guest Contributor Apr 22, 2015
Jamestown, Tennessee has long struggled with poverty, but only recently has that problem been compounded by rampant drug use.
by Alan Pyke Apr 7, 2015
Despite contentious public policy debate for years, nobody really knows what works and what doesn't when it comes to job training for people on public assistance.