Florida House Panel Tosses Out Food Stamp Junk Food BanIf you have to have food stamps to make ends meet, it looks like the state won't ban you from having a snack, munching on chips, or enjoying a candy bar. A Florida House panel stripped a provision from a bill that would have banned the purchase of so called junk food with food stamps.
Bill Would Limit Welfare Fund UseA bill that would limit what items could be purchased with state welfare funds is making headway in the Florida Senate.
"School Prayer" Bill Ready For Florida Senate VoteThe Florida Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on a controversial bill that could bring prayer into Florida schools, if school districts allow. Students would be allowed to lead prayers or give inspirational messages, and under the proposal, there would be virtually no limit to what can be said.
House Panel Okays Ban On Food Aid For SnacksA proposal to prevent poor people from using federal assistance to buy certain snack foods was narrowly approved by a House committee Monday, but the sponsor said after heavy debate that he may change sections of the bill dictating what foods the aid can be used for.
Fla. Bill Would Eliminate Junk Food From Food Aid ProgramsA bill that would eliminate "non-healthy, non-staple" foods from those permitted under food assistance guidelines sparked a tart debate in the Senate Children, Families and Elder Affairs Committee on Wednesday.