Friday, March 17, 2017

Florida GOP To Deny Food Stamps To An Estimated 229,000 Floridians

The House Appropriations Committee passed a bill (HB 581) by freshman Florida GOP Rep. Frank White of Pensacola, that would restore income eligibility for households for food stamps to 130 percent of the poverty level, the minimum level set by the federal government. The household income standard was raised to 200 percent of poverty following the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009. here
btw: $253 million. That’s more than a quarter of a billion dollars. It’s how much the state has handed over in taxpayer dollars for private lawyers, and fees for the state’s legal opponents, since Scott took office
 in January 2011.

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