Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

In this Feb. 13, 2018, photo, budget director Mick Mulvaney testifies before the Senate Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Trump administration is pushing a “bold new approach to nutrition assistance: ” Replacing the traditional cash on a card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed “America’s Harvest Box.” Mulvaney likened the box to a meal kit delivery service, and said the plan could save nearly $130 billion over ten years. The idea, tucked into President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget, has caused a firestorm, prompting scathing criticism from Democrats and food insecurity experts who say its primary purpose is to punish the poor. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
February 16, 2018 - 5:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is pushing what it calls a "bold new approach to nutrition assistance": replacing the traditional cash-on-a-card that food stamp recipients currently get with a pre-assembled box of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods dubbed "America's Harvest Box."...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, Lyle Jeffs leaves the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City. The former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, to nearly five years for his role in carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
December 13, 2017 - 4:18 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial. The sentencing of Lyle Jeffs closes the book on a major government...
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July 28, 2017 - 12:24 pm
YORK, S.C. (AP) — Seven people have pleaded guilty to food stamp fraud in South Carolina. The Herald of Rock Hill reported the women pleaded guilty Thursday in York to more than $20,000 in food stamp fraud at a store. The women were ordered to repay the money by the end of the year to avoid two...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2017 file photo, House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, unveiled a budget that makes deep cuts in food stamps and other social safety net programs while boosting military spending by billions, a blueprint that pleases neither conservatives nor moderates. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
July 19, 2017 - 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A GOP-controlled House panel on Wednesday worked into the night on a Republican fiscal plan that probably won't deliver on its promises to balance the budget, but would begin to clear a path for a GOP effort to overhaul the tax code this fall. The plan proposes deep cuts to safety...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs leaves the federal courthouse, in Salt Lake City. Polygamous sect leader Jeffs has been captured after being on the run for nearly a year. An FBI spokeswoman said Thursday, June 15, 2017, that Jeffs was arrested in South Dakota on Wednesday, June 14. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
June 16, 2017 - 4:33 am
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Polygamous leader Lyle Jeffs' one-year run from justice was ended by pliers, sharp-eyed pawn shop workers and an astute off-duty detective in a small town in South Dakota. The events leading to Jeffs' capture Wednesday in a lakeside area near the South Dakota-Nebraska state line...
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This frame grab from KSFY Television video shows polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs arriving at the Federal Courthouse Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Jeffs has been captured in South Dakota while apparently living out of his pickup truck after nearly a year on the run. Authorities had been hunting for Jeffs since he escaped home confinement in Utah on June 18, 2016, ahead of his trial in an alleged multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud scheme. (KSFY Television via AP)
June 15, 2017 - 10:05 pm
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Polygamous leader Lyle Jeffs' one-year run from justice was ended by pliers, sharp-eyed pawn shop workers and an astute off-duty detective in a small town in South Dakota. The events leading to Jeffs' capture Wednesday in a lakeside area near the South Dakota-Nebraska state line...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs leaves the federal courthouse, in Salt Lake City. Polygamous sect leader Jeffs has been captured after being on the run for nearly a year. An FBI spokeswoman said Thursday, June 15, 2017, that Jeffs was arrested in South Dakota on Wednesday, June 14. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
June 15, 2017 - 5:38 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs was captured in South Dakota following nearly a year on the run after he pawned two pairs of pliers and provided a real identification card, authorities and the pawn shop owner said. The suspicious pawn shop employee notified the owner that...
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June 15, 2017 - 9:59 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs was captured Wednesday night in South Dakota after being on the run for nearly a year after escaping from home confinement in Utah pending trial on food stamp fraud charges. The FBI announced the capture Thursday morning with a Tweet: "#...
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June 15, 2017 - 9:57 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs was captured Wednesday night in South Dakota after being on the run for nearly a year after escaping from home confinement in Utah pending trial on food stamp fraud charges. The FBI announced the capture Thursday morning with a Tweet: "#...
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FILE - In a March 8, 2017 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a news conference in Madison, Wis. The Legislature's budget committee is slated to consider whether to cut University of Wisconsin System tuition and tie campuses' state aid to new performance standards. Walker's two-year budget calls for keeping tuition frozen and then cutting it by 5 percent in the second year. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer, File)
May 25, 2017 - 9:17 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require able-bodied, childless adults applying for Medicaid health benefits to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model. Walker's plan, which needs federal approval, comes as...
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