Should People Be Barred From Buying Junk Food With Food Stamps?

Some say snacks and soda don’t belong in the federal Food Stamp Program. They’re counting on the new administration to let them test new rules. Read More

Municipal Bonds

Exempting “muni bonds” from federal taxes is projected to cost the U.S. Treasury as much as $617 billion in revenue over the next decade. That could make them a target. Read More

Portable Benefits

Lawmakers in Washington state and New York are thinking about reforming the social safety net for the 21st century. Read More
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