The so-called “public charge” rule will move forward nationally, everywhere except Illinois.
In other news, Sonny Perdue has a podcast. It’s called Sonnyside of the Farm.
Congress rejected similar changes during farm bill negotiations. This move is seen as a consolation prize to House Republicans.
A comprehensive new data project explores the intersection between hunger and other causes of economic distress.
Doing so will save the agency $90 million annually, but could significantly impact child nutrition.
The policy, criticized for scaring immigrants out of using their benefits, was supposed to go into effect on October 15.
The new plan could save $4.5 billion, while taking SNAP from 8,000 families.
The Golden State is the last to include adults and children with disabilities among the populations eligible for food assistance support.
New analysis shows that seniors and residents of some states will suffer the most from a proposal to redefine SNAP eligibility.