NY ends fingerprinting food stamp applicants

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) announced today that the state will end the fingerprint imaging requirement for food stamp applicants. Local officials have been rallying for the change. They argued that the

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2012, 1:10 AM

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NY ends fingerprinting food stamp applicants
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) announced today that the state will end the fingerprint imaging requirement for food stamp applicants. Local officials have been rallying for the change. They argued that the attempt to prevent fraud was a hassle and a deterrent for food aid applicants. Cuomo says dropping the fingerprinting requirement will aid in reducing hunger across the state.


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