by Bryce Covert Nov 9, 2015
Drug testing will begin despite big legal hurdles facing the state's new rules.
by Alan Pyke Oct 26, 2015
The charities that feed America's neediest are struggling to stay afloat everywhere, and one popular conservative policy may be exacerbating things.
by Alan Pyke Oct 6, 2015
Dozens of states have abandoned punitive asset tests for food stamps in recent years. Maine wants to reinstate theirs.
by Alan Pyke Sep 23, 2015
There was enough money laying around during the 2013 shutdown to continue paying food stamp benefits. Not this time.
by Rupali Srivastava Jul 15, 2015
The governor just took a big preemptive step to make sure Wisconsin can drug test poor people.
by Tara Culp-Ressler Jul 14, 2015
Opponents of social safety net programs have a long history of making comparisons between government beneficiaries and animals.
by Bryce Covert Jul 13, 2015
Walker's changes puts the state at serious risk of being sued over constitutional violations.
by Alan Pyke Jul 7, 2015
It got just two minutes of debate amid the heated welfare reform fight of the 1990s. And it's been hanging around the country's neck for 20 years since.
by Alan Pyke Jun 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 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.