Tracy Roof for The Conversation

Tracy Roof for The Conversation

Tracy Roof is an associate professor of political science at the University of Richmond. Her research looks at the impact of American political institutions on policy development and organized labor's influence on American politics and policy.

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SNAP benefits rising for millions of Americans

By: - October 1, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture adjusts Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program benefits to reflect changes in food prices once a year. The government agency will take two other factors into account when it increases those benefits, which help people buy food, on Oct. 1, 2021. One is an unprecedented update of the Thrifty Food Plan – […]