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In Illinois, 77 percent of able-bodied, childless food stamp recipients don’t work. The USDA wants to change that.

For at least a decade, most Illinois residents who .....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMar 15th, 2019

In Illinois, 77% of able-bodied, childless food stamp recipients at risk as feds push to enforce work requirements

For at least a decade, most Illinois residents who .....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMar 15th, 2019

Illinois food stamp recipients will get March benefits early to ease gaps caused by government shutdown

Illinois food stamp recipients will get their March ben.....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneFeb 13th, 2019

Trump administration aims to toughen work requirements for food stamp recipients

The move would bypass Congress after lawmakers declined to pass new work requirements as part of the farm bill......»»

Category: topSource: washpostDec 20th, 2018

Negotiators Reach Compromise on$867 BillionFarm Bill

Congress is on track to pass a five-year farm bill that leaves out proposed work requirements for food-stamp recipients, imperiling the support of some House Republicans but opening the door for Democrats in both chambers to support the compromise bill......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjDec 12th, 2018

Trump sides with House in fight over food stamps

President Donald Trump is siding with House Republicans in the showdown over work requirements for food stamp recipients in the farm bill......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 2nd, 2018

Trump Today: Trump Today: President calls on Congress to keep work requirements for food-stamp recipients in farm bill

Ahead of a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump on Thursday said Congress should keep a provision in the farm bill that would add work requirements to food-stamp recipients......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 2nd, 2018

The Fed: House narrowly passes farm bill with new work requirements for food-stamp recipients

The House on Thursday passed a Republican-written bill that reauthorizes farm programs while also imposing controversial new work requirements on food-stamp recipients......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 21st, 2018

Conservative revolt over immigration sinks House farm bill

The House pressed ahead Friday toward a showdown vote on a bill that combines stricter work and job training requirements for food stamp recipients with a renewal of farm subsidies popular in Republican-leaning farm country......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 18th, 2018

House GOP bill would lock the poor out of food stamps if they don"t work

Many food stamp recipients could be locked out of the program for up to three years if they fail to work or enroll in job training, under a bill proposed by House Republicans seeking to overhaul the government benefit......»»

Category: topSource: cnnApr 12th, 2018

GOP proposes stricter work requirements for food stamp recipients, a step toward a major overhaul of the social safety net

GOP proposes stricter work requirements for food stamp recipients, a step toward a major overhaul of the social safety net.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostApr 12th, 2018

No job, no food stamps: Would stricter rules let more Illinoisans feel "power of work" or just be "cruel"?

For at least a decade, most Illinois residents who .....»»

Category: topSource: chicagotribuneMar 14th, 2019

APNewsBreak: Medicaid recipients could be required to work

Draft legislation involving voter-approved Medicaid expansion in Idaho would require recipients to meet employment requirements similar to those for the state's food assistance program......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsFeb 27th, 2019

Trump Administration Wants to Tighten Work Requirements for Food Stamps

The USDA has proposed rules to limit states' abilities to waive time limits on benefits. The Trump administrat.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneDec 20th, 2018

USDA moves to tighten restrictions on food stamps

The Trump administration is setting out to do what this year's farm bill didn't: tighten work requirements for millions of Americans who receive federal food assistance......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsDec 20th, 2018

Oppenheimer Turns Bearish On Chipotle: Stock Is "Too Spicy"

After gaining more than 80 percent since a management change announcement in February, casual fast food restaurant Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG)'s stock has become "too spicy" to support right Latest Ra.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaOct 1st, 2018

And The Top Thing People Spend Their Food-Stamp Money On Is...

Authored by Megan Elliott via CheatSheet.com, Politicians may fret about welfare recipients loading up their carts with non-e.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeAug 23rd, 2018

Some food stamp recipients may soon lose access to farmers market benefits

Healthful food for low-income shoppers has been a hit, but bureaucratic and technical glitches could prevent future purchases......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJul 9th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Senate OKs $867 billion farm bill, but omits food-stamp work requirement

The Senate on Thursday passed a five-year bill to reauthorize farm programs, aiming to complete work important to a key GOP constituency well before the midterm elections......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 28th, 2018

House narrowly passes farm bill that includes stricter work requirements for food stamps, a month after failing on first try

Legislation would impose controversial new work requirements on food stamp program.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostJun 21st, 2018

One of this year"s James Beard award winners is taking on racial injustice in the food system — here"s what that means

Sarah Jacobs/Business Insider Dara Cooper is the co-founder of the National Black Food & Justice Alliance. Their mission is to work against "racist policies within the USDA and related financial systems who have historically made ac.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 18th, 2018