NY ends fingerprinting food stamp applicants

THE BRONX - 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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