Corbett’s move will maintain about $60 to $65 in average monthly food assistance for 400,000 low-income Pennsylvania families.
A local organization has received a grant to help needy area residents put food on the table.
An anti-hunger group chose a novel way to call attention to cuts in food stamp 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.
Ileana Diaz spoke with a veteran about his concerns after the major food stamp budget cuts.
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.
Authorities say Vargas exchanged food stamp benefits for cash at Eddies Grocery.
Jay, his wife, and their baby receive $180 per month in “SNAP” benefits, but that is about to drop to $150 per month.
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.
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.
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. […]
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.
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.
A year after leaving office, former Governor Ed Rendell returned to the state capitol to take his successor to task over a pending change in policy on food stamp benefits.
The Pennsylvania Welfare Department has confounded anti-hunger groups by reinstating an asset test for recipients of food stamps.