Bill Knight – October 3
1:46 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Food Stamps Are Vital; Cuts Are Shortsighted

Bill Knight

Timing is everything, sometimes. A couple of days after Pope Francis’ interview was published in which the pontiff stressed helping the poor instead of “obsessing” about abortion, birth control and gay issues – the same day the House voted to cut food stamps by $40 billion over 10 years – church readings seemed to address the subject in plain language.

(Were Tea Party types sitting in pews uncomfortable hearing that God notices those “who trample upon the needy and destroy the poor”? Amen.)

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Needs Money to go Statewide
3:17 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Using Food Stamps at IL Farmers Markets

View of the Farmers Market on the square in Macomb.
Credit SSS

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is trying to get more people to take advantage of program designed to encourage low income people to use public assistance to buy fresh and local produce, but there are challenges for residents of Western Illinois who want to use the program.

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Wants to stop people exchanging benefits for cash.
12:35 pm
Tue February 26, 2013

USDA Cracks Down on Food Stamp Fraud

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The USDA says it’s changing  the rules of its aid program commonly known as “food stamps” to help crack down on fraud.

The agency is expanding its legal definition of “trafficking” to crack down on people exchanging food stamp benefits for cash.

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