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Food Stamps

Ruling Upheld In Connecticut Food Stamp Case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A federal appeals court says people applying for food stamps in Connecticut have the right to sue the state over delays in processing their applications. Greater Hartford Legal Aid said Tuesday […]


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Grocery Store Owner Accused Of Buying Customers’ Food Stamps To Purchase 1,200 Cases Of Red Bull

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) — A grocery store owner is accused of illegally using food stamps he bought from customers to buy 1,200 cases of Red Bull. The Connecticut Post reports that 48-year old Aslam […]


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SNAP Benefit Reduced

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Department of Social Services says nearly 225,000 Connecticut households will see a reduction in their food stamp benefits. On average, households will see a drop of about $17 in November. […]


Sample SNAP card (Courtesy DSS)

Judge Upholds Firing Of State Worker Accused Of Lying For Food Stamp Benefits

A Superior Court judge has upheld the firing of a state employee accused of lying to get federal food stamp benefits in 2011.


Food Stamps

Sentenced Issued In $1.6M Food Stamp Fraud

A Wethersfield woman has been sentenced to six months home confinement for her role in a $1.6 million food stamp fraud scheme.


Sample SNAP card (Courtesy DSS)

Food Stamp Debit Cards Again Active After Computer Problem

Clients of the Connecticut Department of Social Services and similar agencies in nine other states are not currently able to access their food stamp benefits using the debit-style card now used for the program.


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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.



GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

On Friday, June 8, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the Republican caucus perfectly summed up exactly how little regard they have for the American public. They talk about budget cuts. […]



Help Announced For Food Stamp Recipients Who Lost Food In Storm

More than 208,000 Connecticut households will get help replacing food that spoiled during flooding or power outages from Tropical Storm Irene.