Missouri Lawmaker: No Energy Drinks with Food AssistanceDemocratic state Rep. Keith English of Florissant filed legislation recently to prevent Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funds from buying the drinks.
Bill Would Allow Drug Convicts to Get Food StampsDrug convicts are currently the only felony convicts not allowed to use food stamps.
Report: Banning Soda from Food Stamps Doesn't Help Obesity RatesThe Illinois Public Health Institute believes that eliminating sugary drinks from the food stamp program would help obesity rates. But a recent report shows that is false.
Mo. Legislators Reconsider Food Stamps for Drug FelonsFor nearly 20 years, drug felons have been barred from getting food stamps. Now, a bi-partisan bill in the Missouri legislature would return those benefits.
Advocates Say Missouri Sets Food Stamp BarriersWhile state officials blame the food stamp decrease on an improving economy, activists beg to differ the argument.
Overnight America Podcast: February 2nd, 2014 - Kenneth Womack, Nial Stanage
Nixon Reverses Course on Food Stamp Eligibility ChangeNixon says his administration is withdrawing a proposal for rolling back an expansion of the food stamps program.
Food Stamp Debit Cards Not Working in IllinoisShoppers in Illinois and other states have been unable to use their food stamp debit cards because of an outage at the vendor that processes the payments.
Missouri Seeks To Tighten Food Stamp EligibilityThe change sought by the Department of Social Services would roll back an expansion of the food stamp program that began in 2009, when Missouri had a higher unemployment rate because of an economic downturn.
Hancock & Kelley - Thursday, July 25th - David Lee; Mark Kern; Kerri Morgan; James B. Stewart on Farm Bill; Bob FussJohn and Michael talk with James Stewart about the Farm Bill; with David Lee; with Mark Kern; with Kerri Morgan; and with Bob Fuss.
Loss of Food Stamp Funding Worries Valley Park Pantry"Hunger is here and when you take away the option of food stamps, you will have people more hungry than you can imagine."
Mayor Slay Speaks Out on Sugary DrinksSt. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and 17 other mayors wrote to John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi over proposed cuts in the food stamp program.