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Posts tagged with Food Stamps

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

Posted on February 5, 2014

State legislature to debate TOPS cap proposal again; Congressional Budget Office report actually praises the Affordable Care Act; Farm Bill headed to president’s desk; Jindal’s point person on costal protection resigns; and Free “Inequality for All” screening tomorrow.

23 — The percentage of Louisiana fourth graders reading proficiently (Source: Annie E. Casey Foundation)

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014

Posted on January 29, 2014

Private hospital operator wants state to pay for new buildings; Changes to EITC could improve marriage rates; Louisiana attempts to quietly close abortions clinics; After two years, Congress finally gets a Farm Bill; and LBP postpones “Inequality for All” screening.

3 percent – The payment error rate for federal food stamps, which is the lowest in the program’s history (Source: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Posted by: Teaway Zehyoue Collins

Louisiana’s Food Stamp Program enables over 800,000 low-income residents in Louisiana to avoid hunger and malnutrition.  The cost of the Food Stamp benefits, formally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is paid by the federal government, with the state having to pay only a portion of the cost to administer the program.… Read more…

In a letter to Louisiana’s Secretary of the Department of Social Services, Kristy Nichols, and Louisiana’s Commissioner of the Division of Administration, Angele Davis, and a press release the Louisiana Budget Project (LBP) and the Kingsley House, strongly urge that the state use new federal money to provide additional resources to the state food stamp program. These additional resources will help ensure that applicants of the state food stamp program do not have to wait for interviews and applications are reviewed in a timely manner.

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