by Alan Pyke Posted on June 26, 2015
After a delay, New Mexico's governor is poised to reinstate rules that could boot jobless people off of food stamps even as unemployment -- and hunger -- remain high in her state.
by Bryce Covert Posted on May 22, 2015
Kansas imposed harsh restrictions on welfare recipients, but many states have been trying to find ways to crack down on the poor.
by Alan Pyke Posted on 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 Alan Pyke Posted on 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 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 Bryce Covert Posted on April 23, 2015
In negotiations over a budget deal, Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) promises to protect food stamps while fighting for a paid sick days provision.
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 Jessica Goldstein Posted on April 17, 2015
What went wrong with Gwyneth Paltrow's SNAP challenge?
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.