Monthly Archives: August 2006

  • CHN: USDA PROPOSES IMPROVEMENT TO WIC FOOD PACKAGE; Funds for Children’s Fruits and Vegetables Fall Short

    Revised 8/9/2006 On August 4, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announced proposed changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) food packages.  The revised regulations would significantly improve the current WIC packages by increasing participants’ choices and offering a wider variety of healthy foods.  The Read More »

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  • CHN: Common Sense 1; Greed 0

    Move to Gut the Estate Tax Fails in Senate Congress had lots of pressing legislation to finish up or at least move forward before departing for its August recess.  But the House and Senate leadership decided that slashing the estate tax was most important, and they threw together a new package in a gamble to Read More »

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  • CHN: Pension Bill Makes Permanent The Saver’s Credit

    After clearing the House, on August 3rd the Senate passed H.R. 4, legislation that overhauls the nation’s private pension system.  Central to the legislation is requiring companies to fully fund their pension plans and to shore up the finances of the federal agency that insures private pension plans, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). Included Read More »

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