Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Newly Signed Legislation to Expand Access to Food Stamps in IllinoisNewly signed legislation will expand access to food stamps in Illinois.
Bill Would Impose Restrictions on Welfare Programs TANF, SNAPThe bill would reduce the lifetime limit a person can be on TANF from five years to two. Sen. David Sater said that would encourage TANF members to hold a job and be able to be independent from the government sooner.
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.
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.
Nasheed Criticizes Nixon Over Food Stamp CutsIn a statement and letter to Nixon Thursday, Nasheed had some strong words for the governor's cuts, calling them "nothing less than callous" and "an uncommonly cruel action."
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."
Asian Carp: Landfill or Dinner Table? If we can get past the name `carp' and the perception ... we can prove this is going to be a highly nutritious, cheap meal.''
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