Proposed cuts to SNAP target families of more than six people

May 26, 2017
The White House budget proposal would cut SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program known as food stamps, by $193 billion over 10 years. Right now a family of six gets about $900 a month in food aid. Under Trump’s proposal, that would be the cap, even for households with more people. Many families that receive […]

3 things you may have missed about Trump's budget

May 25, 2017
A look at how the education system could be impacted and how Trump's voter base might react.
 Copies of President Trump's fiscal year 2018 budget are stacked at the Government Publishing Office in Washington, D.C.
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Food stamp changes could limit grocery choices

Mar 28, 2017
The House Agriculture Subcommittee on Nutrition meets today to discuss the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, often referred to as food stamps. One change to the program being discussed would limit which foods recipients can buy with their benefits. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Amazon could be seeking competitive edge in low-income areas through SNAP pilot

Feb 20, 2017
E-commerce giant Amazon is one of seven retailers entering a pilot program allowing some food stamp users to order groceries online. The first states to participate with Amazon starting this summer are New York, New Jersey and Maryland, though other states are working with different participating companies. Last year, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provided […]

Snap says it's worth about $18 billion in preparation for IPO

Feb 16, 2017
Snap, the parent company of the social network Snapchat, laid out a preliminary valuation for its highly anticipated IPO today in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The maker of the disappearing-photo application puts its market value in the range of $16 billion to $18.5 billion. This is down considerably from the […]

Snap IPO puts the spotlight on voteless shares

Feb 3, 2017
The parent company of Snapchat is planning to offer shares with no voting power in its IPO. That would keep control of the company in the hands of its two founders. Voteless shares are becoming a trend in tech.  But some big pension funds that have often played a role in corporate governance aren’t happy […]

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Hundreds of thousands lose food stamps in Florida

Jun 1, 2016
Some states are reinstating proof of work.
Homeless people line up for food given out by a church group in downtown Miami.
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Changes to food stamp program could cause up to 1 million Americans to lose benefits

Apr 1, 2016
For the first time since the recession, a time limit on benefits for certain adults will be returning.
In New York state alone, up to 45,000 residents could lose their food assistance benefits.
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One in seven U.S. homes is food insecure

Oct 3, 2014
What SNAP benefits and food pantries can tell us about food insecury in the U.S.