FOOD STAMPS

A woman and her daughter counts out Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) coupons, more commonly known as Food Stamps, while shoping for groceries. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Ga. Agency Says Photo IDs Will Cost $7.7 Million

Georgia officials say it will cost nearly $8 million to create food stamp cards including recipients’ photos.

09/21/2014

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90 People Indicted In Multimillion Dollar Food Stamp Fraud

Federal prosecutors say nearly 90 people have been indicted in a multimillion dollar WIC and food stamp fraud conspiracy.

06/10/2014

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Drug Testing For Food Stamp Recipients To Become Law?

Atlanta (WAOK)- Applicants for food stamps and welfare may now have to get drug tested and pay for it, if Governor Nathan Deal signs a bill passed Thursday in the General Assembly. The applicants would […]

WAOK-AM–03/21/2014

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Food Stamps To Be Cutback Soon

Atlanta (WAOK/Fox 5) — Millions of families in Atlanta and across the nation are coming to grips with the adjustments that will soon be made to the food stamp program. Beginning November 1, 2013, the […]

WAOK-AM–10/26/2013

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Technical Glitch Knocks Out EBT Cards In Georgia And Nine Other States

MIAMI (AP)— Millions of food stamp recipients in 10 states were unable to use their debit cards for about six hours Friday after an outage at JPMorgan Chase. Bank spokesman Mike Fusco apologized for the […]

WAOK-AM–11/16/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

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GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

On Friday, June 8, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the Republican caucus perfectly summed up exactly how little regard they have for the American public. They talk about budget cuts. […]

06/13/2012

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Ronald Reagan’s Theory: The Return Of The Welfare Queen

On Powertalk with Lorraine Jacques-White, we talked about all of the distasteful language  used by the candidates in the Republican Party towards African-Americans.   Our special guest was John Blake a CNN Contributor, and the author […]

WAOK-AM–01/25/2012

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Too Much Truth Recap: Mom denied food stamps shoots kids, kills self

According to CBSNEWS.com, A Texas woman who for months was unable to qualify for food stamps pulled a gun in a state welfare office and held a seven-hour standoff with police that ended with her […]

12/06/2011

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