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Georgia may lower state income tax

...groceries would boost monthly tax burden on low-income Georgians by about $50, she estimates, except for those on food stamps which aren't subject to sales tax.Democrats have railed against the food aspect of the proposal last time and have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-02/ga-republicans-take-anot
Beware of radical Islam

...we must be politically correct and give them the freedom to thrive.I believe the American public is weak because of food stamps and welfare; no one wants to rock the boat. However, the boat is sinking, the frog is boiling slowly in the water...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-02-11/beware-radical-islam
Wal-Mart earns nearly $5 billion

...reflect the struggles of its low-income shoppers, who are being squeezed by stagnant wages and reduced government food stamps. But lower gas prices and an improving job picture appear to be finally making low-income shoppers spend a little...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/wal-mart-earns-nearly-5-bi
Millions contribute to personal freedom, free choice, economic instability

...outcomes of a functioning free market, where the right to free choice prevails. The fact that 48 million people receive food stamps makes not one bit of difference to the implications or principles set forth here. Bad public policies that induce painful...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-02-15/millions-contrib
Debit cards to save over food stamps

...Columbia County will save thousands this year by not mailing food stamps for the Department of Family and Children Services. Instead, DFCS is replacing the food stamps with a debit card, which works like traditional ATM...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/22/met_231499.shtml
Metro
Judge lets store accept food stamps

An inner-city Augusta supermarket can accept food stamps again -- for now. Chief U.S. District Court Judge...Ninth Street and Laney-Walker Boulevard, to accept food stamps until a hearing next week. At that hearing, Judge Bowen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/20/bus_256717.shtml
Business
Senate tries to make sure the dead don't get food stamps

...the other agencies of deaths of food stamp recipients. Similar steps would be taken to prevent people from receiving food stamps from more than one state at a time. The House could vote on the bill as early as Thursday. Social Security officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/15/bus_241901.shtml
Business
Rants & Raves

...THE LACK OF RELIGION in school is the cause of so many ills: Girls having babies at 15 or 16, going on welfare and food stamps, drugs, violence and scandalous behavior. When there was religion in schools, families were intact and you would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-05/rants-raves
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley wants to link food stamps to jobs

...recipients, in particular, the longer they receive food stamps, the higher their BMI," Koller told The Post and Courier...Work 2 Health" proposal would apply to everyone getting food stamps in the three counties. People with children under age...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-08/south-carolina-gov-nikki-hale
More working-age Americans are on food stamps

...U.S. households that rely on food stamps ? a switch from a few years ago...low-wage job supplemented with food stamps is becoming more common for the working...of U.S. households receiving food stamps have been adults ages 18 to 59...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-26/more-working-age-americans