Lisa Hamler Fugitt

Ohio Association of Foodbanks
Statehouse News Bureau

Under President Trump’s newly proposed budget, about 80% of SNAP recipients could lose about half of the credit that is currently put on their EBT cards, and would receive a box of food from the government instead. The director of the organization that represents the state’s food banks says it would destroy the safety net for low-income Ohioans and punish them instead.

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Time is running out for Congress to approve more funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program before the money dries up. It's operated by states and Ohio has a plan for the program known as CHIP in case Congress doesn’t act.

Ohio Association of Foodbanks
Statehouse News Bureau

For years now, low-income people who visited Ohio’s foodbanks could also get help filling out the paperwork necessary to get health care through the federal Affordable Care Act’s Navigator program. But that’s not going to be the case anymore.

Karen Kasler

There were a lot of cuts in this new state budget, largely because tax revenues were off nearly $850 million dollars for the last fiscal year. There’s one budget cut that’s small, but some worry it could have a huge impact on people who really need that money.

A new bill in the Ohio Legislature aims to crack down on food stamp fraud. 

Statehouse News Bureau

Advocates for the poor in Ohio are calling on Gov. John Kasich to take action now to get more federal money for food programs.

Jo Ingles

The state auditor has taken a look at the food stamp program in Ohio and thinks there might be some abuse. But the audit falls short of providing some specifics.

Statehouse News Bureau

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction plans to phase out farming at its ten prisons throughout the state. Some of that food is produced through a partnership with foodbanks.