Tag: Food stamps

Federal Shutdown Pushes Cities Closer to Fiscal Cliff

Our nation’s cities are being directly and severely impacted by ongoing partial federal government shutdown. While much of the focus has been on the partisan bickering in our nation’s capital, American cities, towns and villages are facing increasingly challenging financial and economic situations. What’s at stake: reduced federal funding to cities, diminished worker capacity due

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How Tempe, Arizona is Navigating the Shutdown Crisis

This is a guest post by Robin Arredondo-Savage, Councilmember from Tempe, Arizona. The continued federal government shutdown poses serious concerns for the city of Tempe. At risk are several housing and human services programs, the construction of Tempe Streetcar and support for public safety initiatives. To manage the potential damaging effects of a prolonged shutdown, we

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What Does the Shutdown Mean for Food Stamps?

Just last month, Congress passed an $867 reauthorization of the Farm Bill, which supports programs that have a significant impact on American communities through investment in rural development, promoting conservation efforts and supporting local food and nutrition programs. Chief among these food and nutrition programs is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the program most

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