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Fri October 7, 2011
Gov. Snyder challenged to live on food stamps for a week
A Michigan lawmaker is challenging Gov. Snyder to experience firsthand how poor people live.
Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat from Detroit, says the governor should try living on food stamps for one week.
Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm did it in 2008, and lived on $5.87 worth of food per day, per person.
Tlaib hasn't heard from Gov. Snyder, but she thinks he'll respond.
"I actually think Gov. Snyder might take on the challenge," Tlaib says.
Tlaib’s challenge comes after the state put a 48-month lifetime limit on cash assistance benefits.
The law was put on hold temporarily after a judge said enough notice wasn’t provided to recipients.