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Farm Bill
2:37 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Comer Doubts Farm Bill Compromise Will happen This Session

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The four subcommittee leaders charged with finding a compromise on the federal Farm Bill are scheduled to meet tomorrow, just ten days before a Dec. 13 deadline to reach a compromise.

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SNAP
5:28 pm
Sun October 27, 2013

The Local Impact of the Food Stamp Debate

Aleatha Moore of Paducah received brain damage from a car accident as a child and has received federal assistant her whole life. She says she can't survive without the help.
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A local perspective on the SNAP debate.

 Just as the federal government came to a grinding halt, a bill responsible for feeding millions of Americans quietly expired. It is this Farm Bill, which contains funding for food stamps, known as the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

36 year-old and Paducah resident Aleatha Moore is one of those Americans. 

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Government
10:12 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Kentuckians to See Food Stamp Reduction

Nearly 870,000 Kentuckians will see a decrease in their food stamp benefits.   The change comes as federal recovery dollars dry up.

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Government
4:07 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Essential Government Agencies Will Remain Open In Event of Shutdown

With the possibility of a federal shutdown only hours away, government agencies have produced detailed contingency plans of how the shutdown would affect their operations as well as services in our listening area. 

If Congress cannot pass  a spending bill by midnight, most federal agencies will tell non-essential government employees to stay home on Tuesday. However, a few entities are considered essential programs and will continue to operate under mandatory spending. 

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Government
3:22 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Congress Debates Legislative Cuts To Food Stamps Program

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The Kentucky agency that oversees the federal nutrition program, formally known as food stamps, is critical of a piece of Congressional legislation to cut billions of dollars from the program. In western Kentucky, more than 42,000 households in the 1st congressional district receive financial assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP.

Kentucky Community Health Services Assistant Communication Director Gwenda Bond said any SNAP benefit reduction will hurt those using assistance to help meet their nutrition needs. 

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