Times West Virginia – West Virginia was in national news earlier this week and, as is the usual case when our state draws the attention of the likes of the New York Times, it was not a positive story. Read article.
The story headlined “What happened when a state made food stamps harder to get,” illuminated the struggles of low-income families in West Virginia after a policy change four years ago brought stricter requirements to food stamps.
The change affected nine counties, and because the Trump administration implemented a similar change across the country in April, the Times decided to use our counties as a microcosm so see how these restrictions could play out. The answer is, simply, not great.