Wisconsin Food Stamps

Economy & Business
8:55 am
Thu October 31, 2013

Food Stamp Recipients Await Cuts

The current maximum for a single person is $200 a month, but starting November 1st, that amount will drop by $11.
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People in Wisconsin receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance will soon see smaller payments. In fact, starting tomorrow – Friday.

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Politics & Government
11:56 am
Mon July 22, 2013

Wisconsin Expands its Definition of Food Stamp Violations

Gov. Walker updated Wisconsin's laws on Monday, regarding what constitutes food stamp trafficking - and imposed criminal penalties on violations. The Legislature forwarded the changes to him.

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Health & Science
12:57 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Essay: The Badger State's Junk Food Debate

Some healthy foods, some not-so healthy foods...
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Lake Effect essayist Young Kim say coercing food stamp recipients to buy only “healthy food” is the wrong way to go about it.

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Politics & Government
11:52 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Committee Approves Work Rules for Food Benefits

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The Legislature's budget committee has concurred with Gov. Walker, to require able-bodied adults to either work or attend job training sessions, in order to receive food share benefits.

The requirement would pertain to adults with no children and with incomes up to 200% of the poverty level (approx. $23,000 per individual), and demand 20 hours per week of working or training.

Those who don't meet the requirement, could only receive food 'stamps' for three months every three years.

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