House Bill Would Allow Drug Testing For Food StampsA key House Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients, a move to help states like Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has sued the federal government to permit screening.
States To Test Ways To Send Food Stamp Recipients To WorkNew federal grants will help 10 states test programs to help food stamp recipients find jobs, from using career coaches to quicker training courses to mental health assistance.
Shopkeepers Sentenced For $1.1M Food Stamp FraudTwo Baltimore shopkeepers have been sentenced to four years in prison for illegally redeeming food stamp benefits in exchange for cash.
Cuts To Food Stamps Will Only Hit 4 StatesCuts to the nation's food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans had pushed, an Associated Press review has found.
Baltimore Officials Work To Help Those Affected By Food Stamp CutsDeep cuts to the federal food stamp program this week will put a strain on thousands of families statewide. But in Baltimore, city leaders are stepping in with a new way to cover some of the shortfall.
Computer Glitch Shuts Down Food Stamp Access In 15 States, Including Md.It was a cash-only day for Marylanders who typically buy groceries with food stamps. A computer glitch caused chaos in the aisles of supermarkets here and around the country, temporarily shutting down access.
Mayors Push To Stop Food Stamps From Being Used To Buy Sugary DrinksWaging war against obesity. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, and more than a dozen mayors across the country, are making a push to stop food stamps from being used to purchase sugary drinks and snacks.
Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don't Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% ControversyRomney 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.
Frederick Co. Farmers' Market Accepting Food StampsA farmers market in Frederick County is now accepting food stamps.
Md. Food Stamps Court Fight Ends As State ImprovesA Baltimore judge says Maryland is processing nearly all of its food stamp applications on time.
GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours
Gingrich To Black People: Paychecks, Not Food AidRepublican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday he is willing to go before the NAACP and urge blacks to demand paychecks, not food stamps.