by Alan Pyke Posted on 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 Posted on April 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 Posted on April 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 Posted on April 22, 2015
Jamestown, Tennessee has long struggled with poverty, but only recently has that problem been compounded by rampant drug use.
by Alan Pyke Posted on April 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.
by Bryce Covert Posted on April 6, 2015
Kansas also enacted reforms that impose strict lifetime limits on benefits and ban recipients from withdrawals at movie theaters and nail salons.
by Carl Gibson - Guest Contributor Posted on April 4, 2015
Water rates have skyrocketed in the past three years.
by Alan Pyke Posted on March 17, 2015
Despite an intentionally vague structure, we know just how devastating the food stamps cuts Republicans are set to unveil this week would be if they passed.
by Esther Yu-Hsi Lee Posted on March 16, 2015
Allowing undocumented immigrant beneficiaries of the president's executive action to work would generally boost their individual wages by six to ten percent.
by Bryce Covert Posted on March 16, 2015
Working families headed by people of color are twice as likely to be poor as white families.