Bronx officials upset over mayor?s decision to veto food stamp related billsPosted: Updated:
When it comes to being approved for food stamps, city and Bronx residents wait longer than anyone else in the state.
Multiple bills passed by the City Council in June would have decreased the waiting process. However, Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R-NY) vetoed those bills. Now hunger advocates and some council members are urging the whole City Council to override those vetoes.
One of the bills the mayor wants to ban would require food pantries and soup kitchens to distribute food stamp applications. Another proposal would waive interviews ensuring an easier application process.
City officials say there are currently more than 1 million food stamp recipients throughout the boroughs.
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