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Bill Would Allow Drug Convicts to Get Food Stamps

Drug convicts are currently the only felony convicts not allowed to use food stamps.

05/06/2014

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Report: Banning Soda from Food Stamps Doesn’t Help Obesity Rates

The 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.

05/05/2014

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Mo. Legislators Reconsider Food Stamps for Drug Felons

For 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.

03/31/2014

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Advocates Say Missouri Sets Food Stamp Barriers

While state officials blame the food stamp decrease on an improving economy, activists beg to differ the argument.

03/24/2014

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: A bookseller holds Beatles ephemera formerly owned by the President of the New Jersey chapter of the Beatles Fan Club, at the London International Antiquarian Book Fair in the Olympia exhibition centre on June 13, 2013 in London, England. The Antiquarian Booksellers' Association was founded in 1906 and their book fair is the oldest in the UK having run for 56 years. It attracts approximately 200 book dealers from around the world, selling fascinating and rare books, maps, prints and manuscripts. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Overnight America Podcast: February 2nd, 2014 – Kenneth Womack, Nial Stanage

Kenneth Womack professor of English and Integrative Arts at Penn State University wrote “The Beatles Encyclopedia” and the “Cambridge Guide to The Beatles”. He joined us this morning to talk about the 50th Anniversary of […]

02/05/2014

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Nixon Reverses Course on Food Stamp Eligibility Change

Nixon says his administration is withdrawing a proposal for rolling back an expansion of the food stamps program.

10/24/2013

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Food Stamp Debit Cards Not Working in Illinois

Shoppers 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.

10/12/2013

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Missouri Seeks To Tighten Food Stamp Eligibility

The 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.

10/08/2013

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Hancock & Kelley – Thursday, July 25th – David Lee; Mark Kern; Kerri Morgan; James B. Stewart on Farm Bill; Bob Fuss

John and Michael talk with James Stewart about the Farm Bill; with David Lee; with Mark Kern; with Kerri Morgan; and with Bob Fuss.

07/25/2013

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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.”

07/17/2013

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