Food Stamps come to the Smithsonian

Buried at page C27 of its national edition yesterday, the New York Times published Food Stamp Materials Bound for Smithsonian, an article about the food stamp program and how elements of its historical record will soon find a home at…

Poverty: the ins and outs

Urban Institute’s new paper, Transitioning In and Out of Poverty, found that slightly more than half of the U.S. population experiences poverty at some time before age 65. Roughly half of those who get out of poverty will become poor…

TANF caseload out of whack with economy

Legal Momentum looks at the latest TANF caseload data in terms of the ecomony and other benefits programs. It’s conclusion? Not keeping pace. TANF increased only 6.6% over the first nineteen months of the recession. This was far less than…

The Fresno Bee on Jack Daniel’s life

More on Jack Daniel’s life and work as published in his obituary in today’s Fresno Bee.

Legal aid and civil rights advocate Jack Daniel remembered

A tribute to our friend and legal services colleague, Jack Daniel, who died on January 2, written by Chris Schneider, Executive Director of Central California Legal Services: I just received news that Jack Daniel died on Saturday. He went into…