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Our Take: SNAP Participants – strategic, conscientious and realistic

April 24, 2013

South Carolina’s leaders want permission to limit the types of food that low-income families and individuals can buy with food stamps, an effort they say is aimed at improving health, reducing obesity and lowering health care costs in the state. As part of this effort, Governor Nikki Haley and Catherine Templeton, director of the S.C.…

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill Summary

April 20, 2013

On April 16, 2013, a group of eight senators, led by South Carolina’s Senator Lindsey Graham, who have been working together to reform our immigration system, introduced their legislation. The bill, S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act is 844 pages. The Senate bill proposes sweeping changes to nearly all aspects…

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Still…No Place to Call Home

April 10, 2013

Thousands of poor South Carolinians with disabilities continue to live in grossly inadequate conditions in community residential care facilities (CRCFs) across the state. On April 9, 2013 Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A) released Still…No Place to Call Home, an update of its 2009 report, No Place to Call Home.  The new report documents…

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