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  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Andrew Cuomo: New Yorkers Will No Longer Need Fingers To Get Food Stamps

    Good news for the nutritionally challenged: you'll soon no longer need fingers to get food stamps.Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that the wheels are in motion to do away with a policy that requires food stamp recipients to submit their fingerprints to the government. The policy is considered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2010

    Bloomberg's Soda Ban: It Depends What You Mean By "Improve"

    ​In this corner: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to grant New York City a two-year waiver to ban the purchase of soda with food-stamp cards, saying it's a matter of public health. In the far corner: Joel Berg, New York Coalition Against Hunger director ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Bloomberg's Food-Stamp Soda Ban: Illegal, Immoral, Fattening?

    ​If you've been remotely awake today (or at least clicking on your morning Runnin' Scared links), you're no doubt aware that Mayor Bloomberg has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow New York City to bar its 1.7 million citizens with food-stamp cards from using them to buy soda. "T ... More >>

  • News

    August 21, 2007

    Bloomberg Charges the Homeless Rent

    The mayor does what his predecessor always wanted to: charge for shelter stays

  • News

    November 27, 2001

    A Tear in the Net

    As Federal Dollars Disappear, No Security for City’s Poor