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Thu January 23, 2014
What does SNAP funding cut mean for people in Michigan?
Even as more Americans than ever before rely on food stamps, the Farm Bill just passed by the Senate would cut the funding to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by more than $4 billion over the next 10 years. The House version of the bill includes $20 billion in cuts.
Nationwide, more than 47 million people receive federal food assistance, and 1.7 million in Michigan. So, we wondered what these possible cuts mean to them.
Terri Stangl is the executive director of the Center for Civil Justice in Flint, and she joined us today.
Listen to the full interview above.
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