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Lucas-Peterson Proposed Farm Bill Would Throw 2 to 3 Million People Off of SNAP — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Lucas-Peterson Proposed Farm Bill Would Throw 2 to 3 Million People Off of SNAP — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (D-MN) have released a farm bill proposal that would cut the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) by $16.5 billion over the next decade, eliminating food assistance to 2 to 3 million low-income people, mostly low-income working families with children and seniors.

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Senate Farm Bill Not All That Bad

Though anti-hunger advocates were unhappy that the Senate's Farm bill cut SNAP (food stamp) benefits, they were grateful that bipartisan majorities had rejected amendments that would have been much...
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Studies Show Earned Income Tax Credit Encourages Work and Success in School and Reduces Poverty — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Studies Show Earned Income Tax Credit Encourages Work and Success in School and Reduces Poverty — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Non-partisan research and policy institute working on federal and state fiscal policies and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income Americans...
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‘Heart-wrenching’ Catch-22: Homeless families who turn to city for help find no rooms, risk child welfare inquiry

‘Heart-wrenching’ Catch-22:  Homeless families who turn to city for help find no rooms, risk child welfare  inquiry | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Homeless D.C. families, who turn to the city for help, risk triggering a child welfare investigation.
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Viewpoints: Children left behind with Brown's cuts to programs - The Sacramento Bee

Viewpoints: Children left behind with Brown's cuts to programs - The Sacramento Bee | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
A spin in the childhood game of Chutes and Ladders sends a child climbing up or sliding back from the goal. In an unfortunate turn, Gov.
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Senate Passes Major Bipartisan Bill With Harmful Food Stamp Cut

The Farm Bill reauthorization the Senate has passed cuts food stamp benefits for nearly 500,000 households by closing a so-called loophole in a provision commonly known as "heat and eat."...
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House GOP Finds Savings in Program for Doubly Disadvantaged Children

Low-income families with more than one severely disabled child would lose a portion of their SSI (Supplemental Security Income) benefits under the budget resolution the House Republican majority ha...
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Congress shouldn't pass Farm Bill that sacrifices food stamps

Congress shouldn't pass Farm Bill that sacrifices food stamps | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Food stamps are one of the most effective first lines of defense against hunger. Congress should not pass a 2012 Farm Bill that includes cuts to the federal program.
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Labour reduced child poverty. The Tories won’t. That’s all you need to know » Tax Research UK

Labour reduced child poverty. The Tories won’t. That’s all you need to know » Tax Research UK | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
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We need to keep up the pressure over child poverty

We need to keep up the pressure over child poverty | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
In 1999 Tony Blair made a big and bold commitment to eliminating child poverty within a generation. This week the government published statistics showing that the last Labour government lifted 1.1 million children out of poverty.
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Op-ed: Premier

Op-ed: Premier | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
On April 11—just 12 days before Albertans would go to the polls—Alison Redford made an announcement that surprised many.
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Welcoming the report of the Child Poverty Action Group… writes Annette Brooke « Steve Beasant

Welcoming the report of the Child Poverty Action Group… writes Annette Brooke « Steve Beasant | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it

For many years I was the child poverty champion for the Liberal Democrats. I urged leading members of our parliamentary party to sign up to the targets, which aimed to halve child poverty by 2010 and eliminate it by 2020. I was delighted when those targets were enshrined in law, with cross party support in 2010.

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We Can't Afford To Cut Food Programs For Hungry Children

We Can't Afford To Cut Food Programs For Hungry Children | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
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Half a Century of Poverty In America

Half a Century of Poverty In America | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
These days, too much of what passes for poverty policy are discussions of which safety net programs to cut.
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Invisible Issues of the 2012 Campaign

Invisible Issues of the 2012 Campaign | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Ending poverty may be complex but feeding a child is not. This is not Syria or Sudan, not entitlement reform or credit swaps. This is a problem for which we know the solution and have the necessary resources, but lack only the will.
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Common Man News: Tens of Millions of Children Living in Poverty in the World’s Richest Countries

Common Man News: Tens of Millions of Children Living in Poverty in the World’s Richest Countries | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
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Capitol Alert: Budget deal moves 880,000 low-income children to Medi-Cal - sacbee.com

Capitol Alert: Budget deal moves 880,000 low-income children to Medi-Cal - sacbee.com | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
The new budget deal between Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers involves a controversial shift of 880,000 Healthy Families children to lower-cost Medi-Cal, additional child care cuts and more stringent...
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'Back At Square One': As States Repurpose Welfare Funds, More Families Fall Through Safety Net

'Back At Square One': As States Repurpose Welfare Funds, More Families Fall Through Safety Net | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Butler is among the millions of low-income Americans sliding into the ranks of a group experts call "the disconnected" -- people who are both out of work and not receiving welfare. Their desperate straits reflect the extent to which key components of the American social safety net have been substantially reduced in recent years, just as the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression has amplified demand for help.
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Springfield Budget Recap -- The Poor Get Poorer

Springfield Budget Recap -- The Poor Get Poorer | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
The final budget voted by the Illinois General Assembly makes historically deep cuts to medical assistance and other programs that help and provide opportunity for the poor.
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This Week in Poverty: Disposable Families in Ohio | The Nation

This Week in Poverty: Disposable Families in Ohio | The Nation | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it

“Nearly half of every SNAP dollar goes to feed children, and with one in five children already affected by hunger, Senator Gillibrand’s amendment comes at a critical moment for America’s kids,” said Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus Campaign for Children.

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Yes, child poverty is bad; but no, Iain Duncan Smith does not know best

Yes, child poverty is bad; but no, Iain Duncan Smith does not know best | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
by Joseph Markus Last week, in a momentous shift of emphasis, this blog hosted its first contribution from the centre-right of the political spectrum, as commonly conceived. This piece, by Jo Colma...
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1.8 million reasons for celebrating Labour’s child poverty ambition

1.8 million reasons for celebrating Labour’s child poverty ambition | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
New research by a number of distinguished experts published today by the Child Poverty Action Group explores how Labour’s unprecedented commitment to reduce child poverty affected families in the UK during its time in office.
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Labour's effort to cut child poverty was exceptional

Labour's effort to cut child poverty was exceptional | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that there is a close link between the increases in financial support for families with children over the past decade and the fall in child poverty...
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Labour saved 2m children from poverty | Left Foot Forward

Labour saved 2m children from poverty | Left Foot Forward | Child Poverty in America | Scoop.it
Labour saved 2 million children from poverty, yet coalition policies are set to increase the rate of poverty.
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