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.
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.