Maine Governor Revives Old Rule To Punish Poor People For Saving Money
Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) has already knocked tens of thousands of people of his state’s food stamps rolls through a variety of stringent new rules for the program, but he’s not done. At a hearing Tuesday, state officials will lay out a new barrier to entry for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) applicants that most other states have abandoned in recent years.
Under the new rules, anyone without dependent children who’s managed to save $5,001 will get kicked out of the SNAP system, losing access to a benefit that averages $116 per person per month in Maine. The Read More