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Thu June 16, 2011
Michigan gets $3M for fighting food stamp fraud
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan will get $3.3 million from the federal government for its past work toward stopping errors in state-administered portions of the food assistance program.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture award Thursday.
Stabenow says Michigan will receive the additional federal cash as a reward for improvements made during the 2010 fiscal year related to stopping payment errors.
Stabenow said the money should be used to make further improvements in the system to prevent fraud and other abuses in the food assistance program.
Stabenow also called for continued efforts at the federal level to stop fraud and abuse in the program.