Food Stamps

Newark Mayor Cory Booker speaks at  Democratic National Convention. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Newark Mayor Booker To Live On Food Stamps For A Week

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.


Older, traditional food stamps later replaced by EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) cards (credit: File/Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Food Stamps Available Next Week For Some N.J. Residents Affected By Sandy

Most low-income New Jersey residents affected by Superstorm Sandy may apply for emergency food stamps next week.


President Barack Obama (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages) and Mitt Romney (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Fact Check Friday: Food Stamps

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?


Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

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.


House Republican Leaders (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

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.


Older, traditional food stamps later replaced by EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) cards (credit: File/Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Survey Finds More New Jersey Kids Living In Poverty

The Kids Count survey released today shows a sharp rise in the number of children whose families receive food stamps.


Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Governor's Office, Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Cuomo, Bloomberg At Odds Over Fingerprinting Food Stamp Recipients

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.


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Poll Shows Households With Veterans In NYC Worried About Affording Food

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.


FILE - A man shops at a Food Bank in New York City. (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images)

Advocates: NYC Food Stamp Finger Printing ‘Doesn’t Make Sense’

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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Feds Shoot Down NYC Plan To Ban Food Stamp Use For Sugary Drinks

The U.S. Department of Agriculture rejected a waiver request that would have allowed the city to implement the plan. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said his administration was disappointed by the feds’ decision.


The seal of Rockland County

Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef Delivers State Of The County

The theme: to rebuild, renew, and reconnect with the citizens of Rockland.


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Q&A: A Look At Jobless Aid Set To Expire

Nearly 2 million Americans will stop getting unemployment checks next month — unless Congress votes to renew extended jobless benefits by Nov. 30. Here’s a guide to unemployed benefits and the looming aid cutoff.

CBS New York–11/30/2010

Christine Quinn calls for Bloomberg administration to end fingerprinting policy (Photo/William Alatriste via Flickr)

Quinn Criticizes Fingerprinting For Food Stamp Recipients

More often than not City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is on the same page as Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but not when it comes to federally funded food stamps.


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Weiner Proposes Food Stamp Incentive For Produce

With obesity becoming a nationwide epidemic, Congressman Anthony Weiner may have a novel solution to get people to eat their veggies.


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Mayor Looks To Ban Sugary Drinks From Food Stamp Users

First there were bike lanes and then no smoking on beaches. On Thursday came another proposal for New Yorkers: no food stamps for soda or other sugared drinks.

CBS 2–10/07/2010