Official Poverty Line Results
  • Whether to raise or lower the official poverty line, a standard used in determining whether people should receive certain benefits
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SNAP Benefits (aka ‘food stamps’) Results
  • Whether to increase SNAP benefits to individuals living alone earning on average $542/month, with half increasing it from $140/month to at least $200/month
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  • Whether to increase SNAP benefits to single mothers earning on average $760/month, with half increasing it from $253/month to at least $300/month
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  • Whether to prohibit the use of SNAP benefits for the purchase of cookies, cakes and doughnuts
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  • Whether to prohibit the use of SNAP benefits for the purchase of candy
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  • Whether to prohibit the use of SNAP benefits for the purchase of chips and snack crackers
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  • Whether to prohibit the use of SNAP benefits for the purchase of ice cream
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  • Whether to prohibit the use of SNAP benefits for the purchase of sweetened soda
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  • Whether to provide discounts on fruit and vegetables bought with SNAP benefits
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  • Whether to keep the current federal limit requiring less than $2,250 in savings to qualify for SNAP benefits
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Medicaid Results
  • Whether to expand Medicaid (health insurance for people with low incomes), with federal help, into your state
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The Minimum Wage Results
  • Whether to raise the minimum wage to $9.00 per hour
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  • Whether to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour
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  • Whether to index the minimum wage to inflation
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Earned Income Tax Credits (EITC) Results
  • Whether to increase the maximum EITC to provide more coverage to low wage workers without children
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  • Whether to raise the maximum income that low wage workers without children can make and still be eligible for EITC
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  • Whether to lower the age when workers without children can first get the Earned Income Tax Credit from 25 to 21
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Public Housing Results
  • Whether to raise or lower the portion of income that public housing tenants pay for rent
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Children Living in Poverty Results
  • Whether to make pre-kindergarten available to all 4-year-olds in low-income families and expanding the availability of early Head Start programs to more children three and under from low-income families
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  • Whether to set up a commission to develop a plan to reduce child poverty
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Federal Job Creation Programs Results
  • Whether to have a federal job creation program, at least if economic conditions get worse, in which states hire workers to repair and renovate public school buildings, requiring $50 billion/year and creating 650,000 jobs
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  • Whether to have a federal job creation program, at least if economic conditions get worse, in which states and local governments hire workers for community projecs (e.g. land reclamation, improving energy efficiency, renovations), requiring $30 billion/year and creating 750,000 jobs
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  • Whether to have a federal job creation program, at least if economic conditions get worse, in which the US Forest Service employs 16-25 year olds for conservation projects, requiring $250 million/year and creating 100,000 jobs
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  • Whether to have a federal job creation program, at least if economic conditions get worse, in which Head Start and similar programs hire more child-care workers and teachers, requiring $3 billion/year and creating 100,000 jobs
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Optional Block Grants to States Results
  • Whether to give states the option of receiving federal poverty program funds in the form of block grants for some programs which the states would then administer
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Nonpayment of Wages Results
  • Whether to penalize government contractors guilty of nonpayment of wages by taking away their right to make bids on future government contracts
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