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State food stamp enrollment increases, eligible population decreases

Not only is the number of Californians participating in the state’s federally funded food stamp program increasing, but the number of eligible recipients is decreasing, according to state and federal data. California for years has lagged behind the rest of

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More food stamp cuts coming

Last week, expansions ended to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), better known as the Food Stamp program. Food stamp recipients will see their benefits cut depending on the size of their family. A family of four, for example, will

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The congresswoman who betrayed her Central Valley hometown

June 14, 2013 By Chris Reed A Democratic congresswoman from California wants you to know she cares about some poor people — the ones who use food stamps. This is from the Bee: “Doris Matsui of Sacramento on Wednesday pledged

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CA welfare state wants more ‘clients’

March 22, 2013 By Katy Grimes The Employment Development Department used to be called the “Unemployment Department.” And state welfare recipients are now “clients.” The majority party in the California Legislature appears determined on expanding social services in the state

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