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California to end food stamp fingerprinting

SACRAMENTO, Calif (Reuters) – Low-income Californians will no longer need to be fingerprinted when they apply for food stamp assistance, under legislation signed into law on Thursday by Governor Jerry Brown. California was one of only three states that required such fingerprinting as a condition for receiving food subsidies. The…

Republican Bob Turner wins New York special election

Republican Bob Turner defeated Democratic state Assemblyman David Weprin in the special election for New York’s 9th Congressional District held on Tuesday. The seat opened in June when popular Democratic incumbent Anthony Weiner resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives after revelations that he was sending X-rated photos of himself…