WASHINGTON -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand took to the Senate floor Wednesday in an emotional bid to stave off $4.5 billion in cuts to programs that feed t...
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The Occupy Wall Street movement has drawn the nation's attention to these economic issues, starting a necessary dialogue, but we need legislative action to help those toiling away for next to nothing.
Continuing to require struggling New Yorkers to submit to finger imaging is an impractical obstacle that has kept eligible applicants from enrolling in a public assistance program that would help alleviate their hardship.
The number of New Yorkers needing food stamps is growing rapidly.
Three million people now count on food stamps to survive in the state. That's an 11...
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