SNAP

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About 800,000 furloughed and unpaid government workers are again receiving paychecks after the end of the 35-day shutdown. But a number of charities are concerned about its lingering effects – and a possible “Round-2.” WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports.

The continuance only guarantees normal operations until February 15. If a compromise isn’t reached by then, President Trump is threatening a second shutdown if he doesn’t get money for his southern border wall.

USDA

As of Friday, November 1st, more than three and a half million food stamp recipients in Florida will see a reduction in that benefit. The initial reduction in SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, comes with the end of the federal stimulus spending package which was passed in 2009 to boost the economy during the Great Recession.

Food stamps to be reduced

Oct 30, 2013

As of Friday, November 1st, more than three and a half million food stamp recipients in Florida will see a reduction in that benefit. The initial reduction in SNAP -- the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – comes with the end of the federal stimulus spending package. That was passed in 2009 to boost the economy during the Great Recession.