ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is ending the finger printing of recipients seeking Food Stamps.
He says the anti-fraud measure was turning away families who need the subsidy to help provide nutritious meals for their children.
He says 1 in 6 children in New York live in homes without enough food on the table, yet 30 percent of New Yorkers eligible for Food Stamps don't get them. That's more than 1.4 million people.
The action announced Thursday by Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy was praised by advocates for the poor. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, says Cuomo did simply the right thing.
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NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has obtained a court order to prevent a Buffalo woman from ever selling puppies again.
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