Newark Mayor Cory Booker has completed his challenge to live on food stamps for a week.
Newark, N.J. Mayor Cory Booker has been living on food stamps since Tuesday, and realized a couple of days in that he forgot to buy products with caffeine when he shopped for the weeklong challenge.
Mayor Booker said he has quickly learned that it is hard to eat healthy on what averages out to just over $4 per day in food.
The Newark mayor said he forgot to buy caffeine products when he shopped Saturday for his week-long challenge.
Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker’s week on food stamps will begin Tuesday, and he has prepared for the challenge with a grocery purchase of $27.98.
Booker, who is vegetarian, will be limited to $1.40 for each meal for the duration of the challenge.
Following a debate about the role of government on Twitter, Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker has accepted a challenge to live on food stamps for a week after Thanksgiving.
Most low-income New Jersey residents affected by Superstorm Sandy may apply for emergency food stamps next week.
Mitt Romney said President Barack Obama caused a doubling of able-bodied people on food stamps by taking work out of the food stamps requirement. True, false, or something in the middle?
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.
Republican leadership talks about budget cuts. They talk about families hurting and making tough decisions. But when they come to Washington they protect their own budgets.
The Kids Count survey released today shows a sharp rise in the number of children whose families receive food stamps.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to get rid of the requirement to fingerprint food stamp recipients and that is getting a big thumbs down from Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion poll found that nearly one in three veterans in New York City were concerned they would have to turn to food stamps or government assistance.
City leaders are calling on the Bloomberg administration to stop finger printing New Yorkers who are seeking food stamps, calling the practice unnecessary and punitive.
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