The House version of the proposed federal farm bill would require parents with children over 6 years old to fulfill a 20-hour work or training requirement to receive benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps. That means nationwide 3 million more people would suddenly need job training. The conundrum, said […]
For tenants, the problems include mold, lead paint and broken boilers that force residents to use their ovens to keep warm during the winter.
The 2020 census count is two years away but local officials are already planning how to get everyone counted. Census data is used for determining congressional seats and for distributing billions of dollars in federal funds annually. For many reasons, urban communities and communities of color can be harder to count. And for Latinos, a new […]
Every 10 years, the government takes an accounting of us. Ideally, every one of us. And that population count — the U.S. Census — determines a lot of things, like how many seats your state has in the House of Representatives, and how much federal money is doled out to local communities for important services […]
Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program ran out at the end of September, meaning millions of kids and pregnant women won’t have coverage in the new year. There are bills in Congress that would fund the program, but nobody can agree where to get to money to do it. The $15 billion program funnels […]
Cities like New York and San Francisco are facing uncertainty about how to budget for the future. President Donald Trump has said he plans to make drastic budget cuts, and he’s also threatened to withhold federal money from “sanctuary cities.” Are cities running through scenarios where they might not have federal funding? Click the audio […]
On Wednesday night, protests erupted at the University of California, Berkeley, hours before controversial right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak. University officials said protests were peaceful until a group of people started lighting fires and smashing windows. The university canceled the speech, citing safety concerns. Then, early Thursday morning, President Donald Trump weighed […]
The president-elect said he would cut off federal funding to sanctuary cities. So how much money could these cities lose?