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…More
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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…More