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New rules could cost 140,000 Illinoisans SNAP benefits New rules could cost 140,000 Illinoisans SNAP benefits

New rules could cost 140,000 Illinoisans SNAP benefits

The Trump administration is about to impose new regulations that would tighten eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, in a way state officials say could cut off benefits for an estimated 140,000 Illinoisans. Gov. J.B. Pritzker blasted the new rules, calling them “cruel” and suggesting they are being enacted for other political purposes.

More urgency needed on ethics reforms, GOP lawmakers say More urgency needed on ethics reforms, GOP lawmakers say

More urgency needed on ethics reforms, GOP lawmakers say

A handful of Illinois House Republicans on Wednesday called for a special legislative session – or at least greater urgency in the upcoming regular session – to pass reforms to state ethics laws. “How can this government possibly move forward with credibility without robust anti-corruption safeguards in place,” Rep. Blaine Wilhour, R-Beecher City, asked during a Capitol...
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