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Agriculture Dept. to give states more control over food stamps

Politico ----------- The U.S. Department of Agriculture signaled plans Tuesday to give states greater flexibility over how they administer food stamps, potentially opening the door to stricter work requirements or drug testing on recipients. The announcement comes as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced he will move ahead with drug testing able-bodied adults applying for food stamps, something the Obama administration had successfully blocked in the past. The USDA released a vaguely worded letter this afternoon outlining principles to promote self-sufficiency and discourage waste, fraud and abuse in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a more than $70 billion program that aids roughly one in eight Americans. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.

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