SNAP http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Federal Benefits Drop For 220,000 In St. Louis City And County On Food Stamps http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/federal-benefits-drop-220000-st-louis-city-and-county-food-stamps <p>Funding for food stamps dropped off sharply Friday after stimulus dollars for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program ran out.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The additional funds had been used to give more food stamps per month to families and make more people be eligible for the program.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">According to Sandy Moore, the president of St. Louis-based Urban Strategies, more assistance is needed; not less.</span></p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:41:09 +0000 Maria Altman 31106 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Federal Benefits Drop For 220,000 In St. Louis City And County On Food Stamps Nixon Withdraws Proposed Food Stamps Rule Change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-withdraws-proposed-food-stamps-rule-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) has reversed course on a proposed rule change that would have cut food stamp eligibility for unemployed adults without children.</span></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 20:11:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30909 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nixon Withdraws Proposed Food Stamps Rule Change DSS Official Says Public Comment Will Be Allowed On Mo. Food Stamp Rule Change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dss-official-says-public-comment-will-be-allowed-mo-food-stamp-rule-change-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An official with the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) briefed a House Interim Committee Monday on Governor Jay Nixon's (D) proposed rule change to cut able-bodied adults without children from the federal food stamp program (SNAP) if they don't have a job.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Allison Campbell with the DSS Family Support Division says they initially sought to implement the change on October 1st via emergency rule, but she admits that approach was a mistake.</span></p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:19:16 +0000 Marshall Griffin 30827 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org DSS Official Says Public Comment Will Be Allowed On Mo. Food Stamp Rule Change Number Of Missouri Households Going Hungry On The Rise http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/number-missouri-households-going-hungry-rise <p>A report released Wednesday by the <a href="http://usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome">U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)</a> shows the number of Missouri households threatened by hunger has grown over the past three years.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 23:34:27 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29654 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Number Of Missouri Households Going Hungry On The Rise Local Reaction To Pope Francis, New Leader Of The Roman Catholic Church http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/local-reaction-pope-francis-new-leader-roman-catholic-church <p>The new pope of the Roman Catholic Church, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, is the first-ever Jesuit pope and the first non-European pope of the modern era.&nbsp; He is the first to adopt the name Francis.</p><p>Pope Francis now leads the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.</p><p>Host Don Marsh spoke with a variety of guests to talk about the meaning behind Pope Francis’ selection and about some of the major controversial issues within the Church, including clergy sexual abuse, the role of women and same sex marriage.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:32:07 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 25304 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Local Reaction To Pope Francis, New Leader Of The Roman Catholic Church Morning headlines: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-july-25-2012 <p><strong>Nixon announces emergency assistance for farmers</strong></p><p>Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was in Springfield Tuesday to announce emergency assistance to farmers who need access to water. At the Springfield Livestock Market, Nixon outlined a plan to make more state dollars available faster to farmers. An existing cost-share program is expanding. The state will pay 90 percent of the cost of deepening or drilling wells; previously, the state had covered 75 percent of the cost.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:32:50 +0000 Julie Bierach, KSMU, The Associated Press & Maria Altman 4178 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, July 25, 2012