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10,000 SNAP Recipients In Western Mass. Could Lose Benefits Under New Trump Rule

    The Trump administration Wednesday tightened the work requirements for food stamp benefits.

       Anti-hunger activists in Massachusetts decried the change.

     The new rule makes it more difficult for states to waive a requirement that an able-bodied adult without children must work at least 20 hours a week or lose Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

      WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Christina Maxwell, Director of Programs for the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

The record-setting tenure of Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. The 2011 tornado and its recovery that remade the largest city in Western Massachusetts. The fallout from the deadly COVID outbreak at the Holyoke Soldiers Home. Those are just a few of the thousands and thousands of stories WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has covered for WAMC in his nearly 17 years with the station.
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