Sioux Falls Argus Leader

A year ago the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 6-3 vote that USDA can keep secrets about its most costly program.

It was last June that the Supreme Court denied the Sioux Falls Argus Leader’s Freedom of Information Act request about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP for
Continue Reading USDA spends $5 million on SNAP fraud investigation SD newspaper would have done for free


Correction:  When originally posted, we inadvertently included the $700 billion for SNAP, which is a ten-year estimate, not an annual figure.  SNAP’s annual cost, as of 2016, was $71 billion, meaning the 1 percent fraud rate translates into $710 million annually, and the 7 billion is the ten year
Continue Reading Letter from the Editor: FOIA exemption will keep cash payments secret, not more secure