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New Food Aid Rules Could Hurt Some New Mexicans | The Line

Line SNAP Impacts

December 13, 2019 – Stricter mandates governing SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) were approved last week by the Trump administration. The rules approved last week by the Trump administration could cut food aid to some 37,000 New Mexicans. Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists debate potential consequences of these new rules.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former state representative
Dan Foley, former state representative
Eric Griego, former NM state senator
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law

For More Information:
Federal Rules Could Cut Food Aid for up to 37,000 New MexicansNew Mexico In Depth

Trump Administration’s Own Study Shows Food Stamp Move May Hurt PoorReuters

Hundreds of Thousands Are Losing Access to Food StampsThe New York Times

NM to Seek New Waivers of SNAP Work RuleThe Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico Voices for Children And The Latest KIDS COUNT Data

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January 18, 2018 – This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with Bill Jordan from New Mexico Voices for Children to discuss the latest KIDS COUNT Data Book, released this month to coincide with the start of the legislative session. The report shows improvements in some areas, but our state is still at the bottom of the nation in nearly all measures of child and family well-being.

Guest: Bill Jordan, New Mexico Voices for Children

Additional Resources:
NM ranked 49th in child well-being – Albuquerque Journal
KIDS COUNT Data Book