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Food Stamp Farmers Market Program Could Be On Chopping Block

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Farmers Market in Chico
Chris Saeturn sells produce from his stall at the Wednesday farmers market in Chico, Calif., on April 10, 2024. He has been farming over 20 years in Butte County. (Ava Norgrove/North State Public Radio)

Massive Budget Deficit Leaves Future Of Popular Farmers Market Program Up In Air

A multi-billion dollar budget deficit in California is putting organizations across the state at risk. One program facing an uncertain future is Market Match. It works with EBT, or food stamps, to give recipients vouchers they can use at local farmers markets.
Reporter: Ava Norgrove, North State Public Radio

Governor Newsom Outlines Plan To Deal With Budget Deficit

Governor Gavin Newsom says he has a plan to deal with a staggering $27 billion state deficit next year –without cutting core services or raising taxes.  Newsom says California is facing a $56 billion shortfall over the next two years. He wants lawmakers to approve a spending plan that spans those two years.
Reporter: Marisa Lagos, KQED

Protests Continue Following Graduation Ceremonies At California Colleges

An encampment to protest the war in Gaza was set up at the University of California Merced on Sunday. It came after the school held its commencement ceremony over the weekend.
Reporter: Rachel Livinal, KVPR

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