Food Stamps

Politics
8:35 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Advocates Blast Report That Says Welfare May Be Too Generous

A report out this morning from a conservative think tank says welfare benefits are so generous that they’re keeping recipients from seeking out work. But advocates are blasting that as unfair, incomplete and wrong.

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Statewide News
7:04 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Food Stamp Benefit Cut On Horizon For Ohioans

About 1.8 million Ohioans who get food stamps will see a reduction in benefits when a federal program expires in November.

And a new report says that will be devastating to the people who use the program.

In 2009, as part of the economic-stimulus law, federal food assistance increased maximum monthly benefits for food-stamp recipients. That increase will expire at the end of October for the 47 million Americans using food stamps.

The Economy & Business
5:04 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Longtime Ohio Republicans Talk Fiscal Cliff

Two longtime Republicans from Ohio are talking about the so-called fiscal cliff. That's a package of tax increases and spending cuts that will take effect if Congress doesn't act.

Former U.S. Senator George Voinovich says he SUPPORTS tax increases on the wealthy.

But Voinovich, who was governor of the Buckeye State in the 90s, says his willingness to compromise comes with strings attached.

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Statewide News
8:30 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Food Stamp Cut For Some Ohioans Is Softened

Thousands of Ohio food stamp users are getting some good news --- their monthly food stamp allotment WON’T be cut as severely as earlier planned. Ben Johnson of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services explains.

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