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 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 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 Bryce Covert Apr 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 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 Jessica Goldstein Apr 17, 2015
What went wrong with Gwyneth Paltrow's SNAP challenge?
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.
by Bryce Covert Mar 18, 2015
By block-granting food stamps and Medicaid, Republicans can promise huge cuts without having to talk about who gets hurt.
by Alan Pyke Mar 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.