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Cuts coming in food stamp program

Bridge Cards were adopted by the state several years ago are used by welfare and food stamp recipients much like debit cards. Its easier and less expensive for the state to replenish the card electronically, than to mail checks and food stamps.
Bridge Cards were adopted by the state several years ago are used by welfare and food stamp recipients much like debit cards. Its easier and less expensive for the state to replenish the card electronically, than to mail checks and food stamps.

LANSING, MI (WTVB) -The debt ceiling crisis is past, the budget extended and the nation saved from default, but that won’t prevent cuts to the food stamp program that were due to lapse.  It’s stimulus money that is finally running out.

Judy Putnam at the Michigan League for Human Services says Bridge Card users will see their monthly payments drop..about $36 for a family of four. Michigan will lose about $186 million next year because of the cuts.

 

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