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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

Springer’s Vanishing Volunteer Firefighters Highlights Rural Problems | The Line

firefighter shortage

November 15, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at what it means for a rural town, like Springer, New Mexico, to temporarily have no fire department.

Line Panelists:
Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative
Sophie Martin, attorney
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital

 

For Further Reading:

Town Tries to Revive Fire Department After Last Firefighter QuitsKRQE