LIZ KRUEGER JOINS GOVERNOR PATERSON TO SUPPORT FURTHER INCREASING FOOD STAMP BENEFITS IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES

 


New York—

State Senator Liz Krueger joined Governor Paterson today supporting an increase of more than $150 million in Federal Food Stamp benefits for low- and moderate-income families. The additional Federal funding is a result of the State’s change in regulations recognizing that residents of public housing pay for their heat costs through their rent payments, hence heating costs should be counted in their food stamp budgets, which is a determining factor in the monthly amount of food stamp assistance received by people living in public housing.

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