food stamps

  • lawsuit Jan 17

    14 States, 2 Cities File Lawsuit to Stop Trump Administration Food Stamp Rule

    New York Attorney General Letitia James and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine are co-leading a lawsuit filed Thursday to stop the Trump Administration from eliminating food assistance for nearly 700,000 Americans, James’ office said.   The lawsuit, which was joined by 13 attorney generals — including those for New Jersey and Connecticut — as well as New York…

  • food stamps Jan 12

    Change in Food Stamp Work Requirements Leaves States Scrambling to Limit Fallout

    Thirty-two states and the District of Columbia are scrambling to address a Trump administration policy change that will keep nearly 700,000 of their poorest residents from accessing the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced last month that in an effort “to restore the dignity of work,” the Trump administration would limit states...

  • Trump administration Dec 4, 2019

    Trump Administration Acts to Cut Food Stamp Benefits for 688,000

    The Trump administration is tightening work requirements for the federal food stamp program in a move that will slash benefits for hundreds of thousands of people....

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    The final rule, announced Wednesday, will limit the ability of states to exempt work-eligible adults from having to obtain steady employment in order to receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which helps feed...

  • Oct 18, 2019

    ACLU Drops Lawsuit Against RI Over Food Stamp Delays

    A 3-year-old lawsuit challenging the “widespread failure” of Rhode Island’s food stamp benefit system has been dropped after the state met a series of benchmarks.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    Trump Rule May Mean 1 Million Kids Lose Automatic Free Lunch

    Nearly a million children could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal that would reduce the number of people who get food stamps. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released an analysis that says as many as 982,000 children could be affected by the change. About half would have to pay a reduced price...

  • Oct 8, 2019

    Lawsuits Around US Seek to Block Trump’s Public Charge Rule

    The scene is playing out in courtrooms from coast to coast — federal judges being asked to block a new Trump administration policy scheduled to take effect next week that would deny legal permanent residency to many immigrants over the use of public benefits. Almost a dozen lawsuits have been filed from New York to California with plaintiffs including states,...

  • Sep 30, 2019

    ‘Please Don’t Give Up on My Dulce’: Mom of Missing 5-Year-Old’s Desperate Ask

    As the third week of desperate searching for missing five-year-old Dulce María Alavez begins, her mother spoke about the search, suspicion and her family’s pain.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    ‘This Is Hurting Kids:’ Vt. AG Urges Comments on Proposed Changes to Nutrition Benefits

    Vermont’s attorney general Wednesday urged people across his state to speak out against a proposal by the White House and USDA to change rules around eligibility for nutrition benefits—once known as food stamps, now called 3SquaresVT in Vermont.

  • Aug 13, 2019

    ‘That Would Actually Hurt Me:’ Vermonters Voice Opposition to Proposed SNAP Cuts

    A proposal from the Trump administration to reform nutrition benefits is being met with pushback by Vermont’s Republican governor and the state’s Department for Children and Families, which says the move could affect thousands of kids in the state who rely on food support. “I don’t want to be on any kind of benefits at all,” said Tammy Eaborn of...

  • Aug 13, 2019

    California Counties Sue Over Public Benefit Immigration Rule

    San Francisco and Santa Clara counties filed the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s new rules to deny green cards to migrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, came after the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement Monday of its expanded “public charge” rules to restrict legal immigration. In a...

  • Jul 29, 2019

    Trump Plan Didn’t Note Threat to 500K Free School Lunches: Dems

    The Trump administration determined that more than 500,000 children would no longer be automatically eligible for free school meals under a proposed overhaul to the food stamp program, but left that figure out of its formal proposal, NBC News reported, citing House Democrats. The U.S. Department of Agriculture wants to crack down on eligibility for food stamps, estimating that 3.1...

  • Jul 23, 2019

    USDA Rule Could Affect Food Stamp Eligibility for 3 Million

    The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed tightening automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program, a change that could affect about 3.1 million people. The Agriculture Department said the rule would close “a loophole” that enables people receiving only minimal benefits from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program to be eligible automatically for food stamps. “For too long, this...

  • Apr 1, 2019

    Problem With Boston’s Parking App Resolved

    After the NBC10 Boston Investigators showed drivers in Boston getting over-meter limit parking tickets after they insist they moved their cars on time, the city is making significant changes to its parking app.

  • Apr 1, 2019

    Boston Fixes Parking App After Drivers Get Stuck With Bogus Tickets

    The city of Boston is making significant changes to its parking app after the NBC10 Boston Investigators highlighted drivers getting over-meter limit parking tickets after they insist they moved their cars on time. Mayor Marty Walsh promised last week the city would fix the problem, and the Transportation Department confirmed the fix is on the way.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    DC Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes, Sex in Exchange for $1.4M in Food Stamps and Benefits

    A D.C. government employee has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he issued more than $1.45 million in food stamps and welfare benefits in exchange for sexual favors and $380,000.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    DC Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes, Sex in Exchange for $1.4M in Food Stamps and Benefits

    A D.C. government employee has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he issued more than $1.45 million in food stamps and welfare benefits in exchange for sexual favors and $380,000.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Cyber Attack Shuts Down Part of Massachusetts’ Public Defender Agency

    A cyber-attack has shut down part of Massachusetts’ public defender agency—leaving thousands of attorneys unable to access their own network for weeks. The shutdown is causing a domino effect as some cases are not making it to courts. Since Feb. 28, a shutdown of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) system includes email, delayed hearings and attorneys not paid...

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Massachusetts Woman Sentenced to Prison for $100,000 Benefits Theft

    A Massachusetts woman has been sent to prison for stealing more than $100,000 in Social Security, Medicare and food stamp benefits. Federal prosecutors say 39-year-old Stephanie DiPierro was sentenced this week to one year and one day in prison.

  • Feb 13, 2019

    Take Back Your Privacy: Reading Terms of Service Agreements on New Apps, Software

    Every app or piece of software comes with one: a long list of conditions, the company’s terms of service. We set up in Boston’s Copley Square, offering people the chance to be on TV, but only after they agreed to our terms, which we modified from the standard NBC terms. One after another, people jumped at the opportunity to be...

  • Feb 6, 2019

    Health Advocates Stress Suicide Prevention Amid Carter Case

    Amid the trial of Michelle Carter, health advocates in Massachusetts say there is an ongoing need to have conversations about suicide rates – especially as the suicide rate increases.

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