Food stamp cuts to affect 47 million - WNCN: News, Weather

Food stamp cuts to affect 47 million

Posted: Updated:
WASHINGTON - Millions of Americans on food stamps will see a cut in benefits.

The cuts will affect the 47 million estimated to use food stamp benefits starting Friday.
     
North Carolina has about 800,000.
     
The benefits started as part of President George W. Bush's stimulus plan.
     
Congress could step in and extend the benefits level, but there hasn't been a big push.

The cuts range from as little as $11 to as much as $65 per month.
    
A family of 3 could lose $29 per month, a family of 5, $43.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Business owners stood up by committee

    Business owners stood up by committee

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:51:45 GMT
    Thursday night, the owners of what used to be Greenville's only gay dance club will make their case to re-open the business and get permission to use a downtown building to do so.
    Business owners are frustrated after the Greenville Board of Adjustment postpones a meeting yet again.
  • Bond denied for woman charged in NC kidnapping

    Bond denied for woman charged in NC kidnapping

    A woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father is set to have a bond hearing in federal court in Atlanta.
    A federal judge in Atlanta has denied bond for a woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father.
  • New Bern's new signs

    New Bern's new signs

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:43:39 GMT
    The City Of New Bern approves a $140,000 dollar contract for new downtown signs. 
    The City Of New Bern approves a $140,000 dollar contract for new downtown signs. 
  • Events Calendar

Powered by WorldNow

1205 Front St., Raleigh
N.C., 27609

Telephone: 919.836.1717
Fax: 919.836.1687
Email: newstips@wncn.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.