Thursday, March 09, 2017

SNAP Supplement Decision in Hands of Senate Finance Committee

Ruth Hoffman, director of the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry-New Mexico, offers this update on the State SNAP supplement, which benefits seniors and some people with disabilities.

The legislature's recommended budget eliminated $1.2 million needed to fund the State SNAP Supplement program which serves about 12,000 seniors and increases their minimum federal benefit of $16 to $25 per month. The needed $1.2 million is now included in HB2 as it passed the House. HB2 is now in the Senate Finance Committee.

It is very important that New Mexico have tax policy that is fair and provides stable, sustainable & adequate revenue to meet the needs of our state, particularly the most vulnerable. 

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