The USDA is set to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP benefits by more than 25%, the biggest increase in over 40 years. Professor Craig Gundersen weighs in on how that will impact food insecurity.
Yesterday, Sonny Perdue, the head of the United States Department of Agriculture announced a final rule change to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. That program provided food stamps to at least 39 million people in 2018, but Purdue says the system has gotten away from its original intent. “Our purpose is to restore […]
By any measure, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, — perhaps still better known as “Food Stamps” — has been one of the great success stories of U.S. domestic policy. Almost 40 million low-income or no-income Americans receive SNAP benefits, not only staving off hunger for those in need, but returning $1.78 back to […]
As we recently discussed on the show, student loan debt in the United States has increased significantly over the past decade, jumping from $600 billion in 2008 to over $1.5 trillion USD today. Several Democratic presidential candidates, including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, have proposed student loan debt cancellation or free college as a major […]
Sources as diverse as Moody’s investment service and the Congressional Budget Office have rated the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — formerly known as Food Stamps — as one of the most effective and efficient forms of economic stimulus the government has in its tool belt. It’s also extremely effective at reaching people in need. […]
Is Governor Walker’s get-tough approach with Food Stamp recipients rooting out fraud, or just scapegoating the poor? And what’s with those half a cow sculptures touring the state? The Center for Investigative Journalism’s Bill Lueders and Kate Golden joined the Monday Buzz on May 4th to share their newest stories.