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.
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 theme: to rebuild, renew, and reconnect with the citizens of Rockland.
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.
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.
With obesity becoming a nationwide epidemic, Congressman Anthony Weiner may have a novel solution to get people to eat their veggies.
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.