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OCT 23, 2014 - Rasmussen Reports

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Voters Strongly Support Limits on Food Stamp Recipients

Beginning next year, Indiana will limit how long some can get food stamps, and voters nationwide strongly support similar limits in their state. Just over half favor fixing a deadline for how long people can receive federal public assistance benefits of any kind. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 65% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a program ...

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OCT 20, 2014 - Think Progress

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Indiana Plans To Cut Tens Of Thousands Off Food Stamps

Gov. Mike Pence (R) is moving to tighten the rules for food stamps even though federal officials say the Indiana economy is still too fragile to justify it.The post Indiana Plans To Cut Tens Of Thousands Off Food Stamps appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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OCT 20, 2014 - Think Progress

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Indiana Plans To Cut Thousands Off Food Stamps By Reinstating Work Requirements

Gov. Mike Pence (R) is moving to tighten the rules for food stamps even though federal officials say the Indiana economy is still too fragile to justify it.The post Indiana Plans To Cut Thousands Off Food Stamps By Reinstating Work Requirements appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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OCT 19, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Economic Malaise Clouds Florida Governor's Race

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — By many measures, Republican Rick Scott should have a strong case for a second term as governor. Elected four years ago, the former businessman reduced taxes, cut regulations and recruited businesses to help revive the economy. Florida is bouncing back, and Scott is claiming credit for adding 613,000 jobs and trimming unemployment to 6.1 percent. But ...

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OCT 16, 2014 - Huffington Post

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$10.10 Minimum Wage Would Save The U.S. Government $7.6 Billion A Year

Raising the federal minimum wage would save the government billions and have sweeping benefits for low-income families, according to a new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute, a think tank focused on labor issues. EPI's report found that if the minimum wage were boosted from its current level of $7.25 per hour to $10.10, as proposed by the Fair Minimum ...

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