Tag Archives: USDA

State school board tells feds to stay out of food fundraisers

State Board of Education adopts new rule that will allow schools to continue selling “unhealthy snacks” at fundraisers . . .

Tags: food fundraisers , John Barge , state Board of Education , unhealthy snacks , USDA

Some politicians never learn, no matter how many lessons they’ve had

As the recent fiasco over a bill requiring drug tests for food stamp applicants shows, Georgia legislators can be very stubborn when it comes to learning the lessons of recent history . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: drug tests , food stamp applicants , Greg Morris , Nathan Deal , Sam Olens , SNAP , USDA

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

Feds shoot down drug tests for food stamp applicants

The USDA tells Georgia it cannot order food stamp applicants to take and pass a drug test to be eligible for benefits . . .

Tags: DHS , drug tests , food stamp applicants , Greg Morris , Nathan Deal , USDA

Political Notes – Deal says ‘good solution’ may be Southern Co. eating Vogtle overruns

Gov. Nathan Deal speaks on the issue of cost overruns at the Plant Vogtle nuclear project; Georgia’s House members split over a proposal to defund the NSA’s spying programs . . .

Tags: Amash amendment , Brooks Blitch , cost overruns , defund spying programs , Georgia Power , Krysta Harden , Nathan Deal , NSA , Plant Vogtle , Southern Co. , USDA