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Ga. food stamp/ drug test fight looms

...Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (the food stamp program) to Georgia officials on March 7, citing...believes Georgia has "too many people'' on the food stamp program.The food stamp program in Georgia is already under federal scrutiny...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-26/ga-food-stamp-drug-test-
Deal acts on Ga. food stamp woes

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal is ordering changes aimed at clearing the backlog jamming the state's food stamp program as federal officials threaten to cut up to $76 million in administrative funding if the problems aren't fixed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-04-03/deal-acts-ga-food-stamp-
Rants & Raves

...OBAMA should demand that EBT/food stamps be used only for the food items she has approved for school lunches. The food stamp program is supposed to ensure nutritious meals, not unhealthy meats and sugary snacks. I DON'T CARE WHERE you live...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-20/rants-raves
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley wants to link food stamps to jobs

...stamp purchases to healthier foods, said Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller, who agency runs the food stamp program in the state."There is a strong correlation between unemployment and obesity. Food stamp recipients, in particular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-08/south-carolina-gov-nikki-hale
Rants & Raves

...no longer counted. If her benefits were cut off, it was for some other reason. I should know. I worked in the food stamp program for over 30 years. SO, IF I COME OUT as a straight teacher, do you think that will make national news? WHY ON...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-16/rants-raves
Rep. Jack Kingston wants work requirement for healthy food stamp recipients

...The new five-year farm bill cut farm subsidies known as direct payments and authorized a $8 billion cut to the food stamp program.Kingston, who wanted bigger cuts to food stamps, said nutrition and agriculture policy should not be included...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-31/rep-jack-kingston-wants-work-
Rants & Raves

...all about it. Why has it taken an U.N. report to jolt the world into the reality of the situation? THE ENTIRE FOOD stamp program needs to be changed. Drug testing for recipients should be mandatory. What you are able to buy with those entitlements...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-12/rants-raves
More working-age Americans are on food stamps

...18 to 59, according to the Census Bu reau. The food stamp program defines non-elderly adults as those younger than...higher unemployment and policy expansions to the food stamp program, the analysis shows that stagnant wages and income...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-26/more-working-age-americans
Foodies had plenty to chew on in 2013

...The changes won't take effect until next summer.Meanwhile, how to trim the nearly $80 billion-a-year food stamp program was the biggest deal breaker in congressional budget talks on the five-year farm bill. The Republican-controlled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/food/2013-12-26/foodies-had-plenty-chew-2013
Across Georgia

...paper says callers can be on hold for hours.David Super, a George town law professor who has studied the Georgia food stamp program for years, says problems with the call-in center have "severely undermined" the entire system.State officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-10-18/across-georgia