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 […]
A proposed federal rule change would mean some Wisconsinites would no longer be eligible for food stamps if it takes effect. WORT producer Chali Pittman has the story.
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 […]
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. […]
MADISON (WORT) — Dane County Executive Joe Parisi is pledging to sue the state if lawmakers approve new drug testing requirement. Darcy Bean reports.
MADISON (WORT) — Wisconsinites applying for unemployment benefits and food stamps may soon be forced to undergo a drug test.