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New York Food Stamps

Michael McAuliff

Senator Makes Emotional Plea To Save Food Aid For Kids

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

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...

New York's Families Need Minimum Wage Increase

Gordon Campbell | Posted 07.11.2012 | New York
Gordon Campbell

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.

We Need to Change New York City's Discriminatory Food Stamp Application Process

Christine C. Quinn | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Christine C. Quinn

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.

Number Of New Yorkers On Food Stamps Reaches Record High

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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...