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Pennsylvania officials came under fire this week when they attempted to collect money owed for school lunches in one of the poorest districts in the state.
The Trump administration announced a plan this week that would “tighten” the rules governing who qualifies for food stamps, a move that would likely take basic food provisions away from about 3 million people.
The SPLC today urged the Trump administration not to pursue a proposal that would cause millions of low-income people to lose assistance from programs that help them meet basic needs.
Federal immigration authorities detained thousands of people each month in Georgia’s Irwin County Detention Center and Stewart Detention Center, even though many of these individuals were found eligible for release. Hundreds remained in detention because immigration officials refused to set an...
The Louisiana House Insurance Committee today voted in favor of Senate Bill 108, which would absolve bail bond companies from having to refund as much as $6 million overcharged to approximately 50,000 New Orleans families after the commissioner of insurance found that the companies systematically overcharged people for the last 14 years.
As the U.S. Supreme Court pointed out on Feb. 20, the constitutional clause that protects Americans from having to pay “excessive fines” traces its lineage to the Magna Carta, which set forth certain rights in England more than 800 years ago.
The city of Gardendale, Alabama, today began a week in which it will allow people who are facing municipal offenses to clear their cases, without being arrested.
The city council of Meridian, Mississippi, approved an agreement today with the SPLC that will end the city’s practice of incarcerating residents who are unable to pay fines and fees, and to stop using secured money bail in misdemeanor cases.
A federal judge this week ruled against the Trump administration’s approval of Medicaid waiver projects in Kentucky and Arkansas that include work mandates and other cuts to health coverage.
A federal judge today rejected the Trump administration’s efforts to require people who depend on Medicaid to work in exchange for health benefits in Kentucky and Arkansas.