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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Food stamp workforce: At discount stores, questions about SNAP work requirements

“Hundreds of thousands of people across Pennsylvania are enrolled in the food stamp program while working or going to school — or both. Recipients work for some of the largest retailers, grocers and caregiving providers. By one estimate, 507,600 Pennsylvania workers — one in every 12 workers across the state — lived in households that […]

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Citing Fiscal Concerns, Rothfus Votes With Dems To Kill Farm Bill

“On Friday Congressman Keith Rothfus, a conservative Republican from Sewickley, joined Democrats in voting down a farm bill that would have imposed new limits on food benefits. Opponents of the bill feared its stricter eligibility requirements could deprive 70,000 Pennsylvania households of aid. But while they rarely find common ground with the conservative lawmaker, they […]

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Diverse groups are united in opposition to failed Farm Bill

“Colloquially it’s called the Farm Bill, but the legislation that narrowly failed to pass Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives is actually the largest federal source of conservation funding for private and public lands. Up for renewal every four years, recent incarnations have generally attempted to curb the impacts that farmers and other landowners […]

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