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April 10, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Gov. Inslee orders higher heating aid to block food-stamp cuts

WASHINGTON — Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday said Washington will increase monthly heating assistance for low-income families to get around a new federal rule that threatened $70 million in annual food-stamp benefits. Washington joins seven other states that have already tweaked the so-called “heat and eat” formula in response to a Republican-authored provision in the…


Comments | More in Governor, State government | Topics: food stamps, Jay Inslee

January 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Rep. Dave Reichert to chair Ways and Means subcommittee on welfare programs

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert on Tuesday was named chairman of a House subcommittee that overseas food stamps, welfare benefits and other social programs. Reichert, a fifth-term member from Auburn, will be the top Republican on the Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee. This will be his second stint as a subcommittee chair;  as a freshman, the…


Comments | More in U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: Dave Reichert, food stamps, welfare