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NY Asks Permission to Bar Food Stamp Use for Sugary Drinks

From the New York Times online today:

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg sought federal permission on Wednesday to bar New York City's 1.7 million recipients of food stamps from using them to buy soda or other sugared drinks.

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New York State, which administers food stamps locally, signed on to the request, which was received by the Agriculture Department on Wednesday evening.

Read the full story on the New York Times website.

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