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Food Stamps Cut / Injunction #488456

NBC Evening News for Friday, May 28, 1976
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(Studio) Federal judge stops Ford administration from cutting 1.6 million people off the food stamp program. Full and fair hearing to be held. Plan would have saved $1 billion per year 109 civil, religious and labor orgs. and 26 states opposed cuts.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) Attorney Ronald Pollack says new rules would cause irreparable harm. Justice Department attorney Nathan Norton says food stamp program has been slipping out of control and reforms would be beneficial. Judge Howard Corcoran grants restraining order. [Food Research& Action Center attorney POLLACK - says judge wanted to have time to consider case and not allow people to go hungry in the interim.] Full hearing set for June 15.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson Artist: Betty Wells

(Studio) New rules would have removed 5 million from food stamp program and reduced benefits for larger group.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Simpson, Carole

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