Tag Archives: food stamps

Georgia has its own Grinch for Christmas

Gov. Nathan Deal threatens to shut down the food stamp program, just in time for low-income families to go hungry at Christmas time . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: casinos , food stamps , Nathan Deal

Deal names Crittenden to head DHS

Gov. Deal appoints Robyn Crittenden, a lawyer, as the new commissioner of the Department of Human Services . . .

Tags: DHS , food stamps , Nathan Deal , Robyn Crittenden

Political News – Poll of Latinos finds strong support for Obama’s actions

Latino voters are OK with President Obama’s executive orders on immigration; Republicans aren’t very happy, however . . .

Tags: Barack Obama , Bobby Cagle , executive orders on immigration , food stamps , Go Fish , Latino voters , Sonny Perdue , Tom Daniel , University System

Food stamp photos could cost state nearly $8 million

The Department of Human Services is moving ahead with a requirement to add photos of food stamp recipients to their EBT cards — at a cost of nearly $8 million . . .

Tags: DHS , EBT trafficking , food stamps , fraud , photo ID cards

Olens says no to drug tests for food stamps

Attorney General Sam Olens advises Gov. Nathan Deal the state cannot violate federal policy and require drug tests for food stamp applicants . . .

Tags: drug tests , food stamps , Greg Morris , Sam Olens , USDA

Feds caution state about photo ID for food stamp cards

The USDA asks Georgia for additional information about a new state law requiring photo IDs for food stamp recipients . . .

Tags: DHS , EBT cards , food stamps , Keith Horton , photo IDs , Robin Bailey , SNAP , USDA

Drug test law’s future is unclear, but food stamp backlog has been reduced

DHS officials get some good news and some bad news this week about the state’s administration of the food stamp program . . .

Tags: application backlogs , DHS , drug tests , food stamps , Keith Horton , USDA

Political Notes – PSC sets hearing dates for nuclear cost reviews

The PSC will hold hearings on the latest round of construction costs for Georgia Power’s nuclear units at Plant Vogtle . . .

Tags: Armstrong Atlantic State University , food stamps , Georgia Power , John Lewis , nuclear project , Plant Vogtle , PSC

Political Notes – Black victorious in Vidalia onion legal battle

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black’s ability to set the shipping date for Vidalia onions is upheld by a Superior Court judge . . .

Tags: Clyde Reese , Delbert Bland , food stamps , Gary Black , Nathan Deal , rural hospitals , Vidalia onions

On the campaign trail: Nunn pushes back with first TV ad

Michelle Nunn responds to the attacks from the Super PACs with the first TV spot of her Senate campaign; Deal is plagued by a reporter’s questions about food stamps . . .

Tags: David Perdue , Ending Spending , food stamps , high school diploma , karen handel , Michelle Nunn , Nathan Deal , Obamacare , Sam Moore , Senate race , Super PACs , TV commercial