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Governor Wolf Follows Through On Plan To Eliminate Asset Test To Qualify For Food Stamps

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has announced that he’s decided to end the asset test necessary to qualify for food stamps as of this coming Monday.

04/22/2015

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2 Local Men Accused Of Defrauding Food Stamp Program

Two Philadelphia have been indicted for defrauding the national food stamp program of more than $1 million.

04/04/2015

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Gov. Corbett Welfare Shift Finds $300 Million For Food Stamp Recipients

Corbett’s move will maintain about $60 to $65 in average monthly food assistance for 400,000 low-income Pennsylvania families.

03/06/2014

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Local Organization To Help Residents 50 And Older Put Food On The Table

A local organization has received a grant to help needy area residents put food on the table.

02/22/2014

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Advocates Draw The Contrast Between Hunger And Plenty Outside Whole Foods

An anti-hunger group chose a novel way to call attention to cuts in food stamp benefits.

11/21/2013

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Senator Casey Pushes Legislation To Maintain Additional SNAP Benefits

The federal stimulus package that increased funding for food stamps since the financial collapse in 2009, expired Friday. But Pennsylvania U-S Senator Bob Casey is pushing to extend the increased funding levels for another year.

11/02/2013

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Veteran Concerned About Future Meals After Food Stamp Budget Cuts

Ileana Diaz spoke with a veteran about his concerns after the major food stamp budget cuts.

11/01/2013

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Federal Food Stamp Program To Lose $5 Billion In Funding Tomorrow

The 2009 stimulus act that initially increased food stamp benefits expires this November, reducing the amount of money that the 1.8 million residents in Pennsylvania will get.

10/31/2013

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Camden Grocer Admits Role In Food Stamp Scheme

Authorities say Vargas exchanged food stamp benefits for cash at Eddies Grocery.

10/31/2013

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Cuts In Federal Food Assistance Start Friday; More Cuts On The Horizon

Jay, his wife, and their baby receive $180 per month in “SNAP” benefits, but that is about to drop to $150 per month.

10/28/2013

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UPDATE: EBT Service Restored

Xerox announced late in the evening that access had been restored for users in the 17 states affected by the outage, hours after the first problems were reported.

10/12/2013

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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

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GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

On Friday, June 8, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the Republican caucus perfectly summed up exactly how little regard they have for the American public. They talk about budget cuts. […]

06/13/2012

Stigall Show Log 6.7.12

Chris is left speechless at the latest attack on Mitt Romney. He discusses the ouster of Joe Banner from the Eagles and a black bear loose in New Jersey. He talks to Bob Ingle and Michael Symon about their new book on Chris Christie and to Matt Brouillette of the Commonwealth Foundation about about food stamp fraud and a union contract that could end privatization hope of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–06/07/2012

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New Pa. Food Stamp Policy Takes Effect This Week

In order to qualify for food stamps, recipients under the age of 60 will have to have less than $5,500 in certain assets, while the limit is $9,000 for those 60 and over or disabled.

04/30/2012

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