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(Source: AP)

Two Florida Brothers Sentenced For Food Stamp Fraud

Two South Florida brothers have been sentenced for their role in a multi-million dollar food stamp scam.

07/27/2014

(AP)

Rubio Targets War On Poverty On 50th Anniversary

It was 50 years ago Wednesday that then-President Lyndon B. Johnson proposed a war on poverty in his 1964 State of the Union Address. After five decades of programs like Medicare and Medicaid, while poverty hasn’t ended, the programs launched as part of the Great Society has helped hundreds of millions of people improve their lives.

CBS Miami–01/08/2014

A Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

GOP Targets Food Stamps For Nearly $40 Billion In Cuts

Late Thursday evening, the House of Representatives voted to slash the budget for the nation’s food-stamp program by $39 billion over the next ten years.

CBS Miami–09/20/2013

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Economic Numbers Show Recession Left Deep Impact In S. Fla.

The Great Recession, according to economists, technically ended a few years ago. But, based on jobless numbers and poverty, South Florida has a long way to go to ever recover from the economic downturn that devastated the nation.

CBS Miami–09/20/2013

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Florida’s Food Stamp Program Receives $8 Million Bonus

Florida, with the lowest error rate in the nation when it comes to its food stamp program, will receive a hefty bonus.

06/22/2013

A Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fla. Gov. Signs Bill Banning EBT Cards At Casinos

Florida welfare recipients who use EBT cards are no longer allowed to use them at “adult entertainment establishments” like strip clubs and casinos.

CBS Miami–05/30/2013

Mitt Romney (Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

A free food truck rolled into Miami-Dade County Public Schools for the summer. (CBS4)

Emergency Food Assistance May Be Available For Residents

Florida officials have set up a text alert system to help feed victims of the departing storm.

CBS Miami–08/27/2012

A Federal food stamps card that is used to purchase food.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Crisis Looms: Food Assistance Facing $16B Cuts

Nearly 18 percent of Florida’s residents could soon be struggling to feed their families.

CBS Miami–07/21/2012

Germany Debates Effects Of Value Added Tax

Florida Food Stamp Program Tops, Wins $9 Million Fed Bonus

The Department of Children and Families gets a bad rap for the way it manages everything from foster care to adoptions, so its only fair they get credit for a good thing, and the feds say Florida is tops in managing Food Stamps.

CBS4–07/02/2012

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