Thu., June 14, 2012 7:09pm
The Farm Bill under debate in the U.S. Senate this week doesn’t just impact farmers. Eighty percent of its funds go to the program that provides food stamps. The Senate proposal would reduce funds to the program over ten years.
Tue., May 15, 2012 4:30pm
It's no secret more Americans are relying on food stamps, but host Michel Martin looks at why those applying for government aid with master's and Ph.D degrees have more than doubled in recent years. Martin speaks with Stacey Patton, a reporter with The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Tony Yang, who is unemployed and holds a doctorate degree.
Wed., March 7, 2012 6:58pm
The Georgia Senate passed a bill that would require food stamp recipients pursue “personal or professional development” to retain their state benefits. The legislation is aimed at encouraging self-sufficiency and accountability.
Wed., February 22, 2012 2:46pm
A state Senate committee met Monday to discuss a bill that would require people on food stamps who haven’t graduated from high school to take educational training. Currently over 60 percent of Georgia's food stamp recipients lack a high school diploma.
Wed., August 24, 2011 5:20pm
Dwindling jobs and the lingering economic slowdown have led to a big jump in the number of Georgians on food stamps. US Agriculture Department officials say, there are now 1.8 million people receiving food stamps in the state, a 42% rise from two years ago. Those numbers leave out people eligible for but not using the benefit.
Tue., April 13, 2010 2:37pm
Connecting people in need to social service programs like food stamps would
Thu., March 25, 2010 5:18pm
Lawmakers are considering deep cuts to services for the disabled, seniors a
Tue., December 1, 2009 2:18pm
More and more Georgians are using food stamps.
Tue., November 24, 2009 4:52pm
A growing number of Georgians have trouble getting enough food, and advocat
Wed., October 7, 2009 7:48am
Georgia residents who lost food bought with food stamps in last month’s flo