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AARP MA eblast on US Census jobs; FAQ on Census earnings and benefits; Upcoming briefing for MA Legislators

Tue, 02/11/2020 - 9:16am -- FoodSNAP
Does the US Census count matter for Massachusetts?  Absolutely!  Everything from how many Congressional Districts we have to the allocation of certain federal means-tested dollars to the state and more.  Thanks to our friends at AARP Massachusetts (why reinvent the wheel?), we are sending on their recent eblast re temporary US Census jobs and volunteer opportunities.
 

#HandsOffSNAP - Statement/video of Jim McGovern on SNAP Cuts & litigation; DTA suspends HIP purchases for Feb 23 to May 15th (fliers included)

Mon, 02/03/2020 - 9:46am -- FoodSNAP
First, we wanted to flag this eblast below from Congressman McGovern as well as the video link of his comment on the litigation. #HandsOffSNAP 
 
Second, we've made some data updates to our summary chart of the three Trump Admin SNAP cuts based on recent data from DTA on the impact of the ABAWD cuts and the data DTA included in their comments in opposition to the "broad-based categorical eligibility" (BBCE) and "standard utility allowance" (SUA) proposed rules. The impact is higher than we initially projected.  

Update on Supreme Court Ruling on Public Charge Rules, PIF Webinar on Thursday and Updated Flier

Tue, 01/28/2020 - 4:56pm -- FoodSNAP
We are heartbroken to confirm that the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has allowed the Trump Administration to proceed with implementing the "public charge" regulations to bar low income immigrants from getting legal status in the United States.

Governor's Budget

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 10:26am -- Health-Law-Anno...
On Wednesday the Governor filed his budget proposal for state fiscal year 2021 (July 1, 2020 -June 30, 2021). MLRI's Preliminary Analysis of Selected Cash and Nutrition Assistance, Child Welfare, Health Care, Homelessness Services, Housing and Legal Services Items is posted here.

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