Improve Aid to the Poor

IN: State Accused of Cutting Aid to Food Stamp Users

For at least a decade, potentially thousands of Indiana's neediest adults have seen some of their state aid payments slashed simply because they receive food stamps — a practice that advocates and legal experts say is a clear violation of federal law.

US: States to Protect Borrowers Who Turn to Cars for Cash

Several states are putting curbs on loans backed by car titles—short-term, high-interest debt that critics say too often results in consumers losing their vehicle when they can't keep up with the payments.