What it's like to have your food stamps cut?
On Nov. 1, the largest cuts in the history of our country's food stamp program, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, went into effect when the increase ordained by the 2009 economic stimulus package expired.
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LEVINE: Dust off those old board games
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