Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Newly signed legislation will expand access to food stamps in Illinois.
The 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.
Democratic state Rep. Keith English of Florissant filed legislation recently to prevent Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funds from buying the drinks.
Nixon says his administration is withdrawing a proposal for rolling back an expansion of the food stamps program.
In 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.”
“Hunger is here and when you take away the option of food stamps, you will have people more hungry than you can imagine.”
If we can get past the name `carp’ and the perception … we can prove this is going to be a highly nutritious, cheap meal.”