Democratic state Rep. Keith English of Florissant filed legislation recently to prevent Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funds from buying the drinks.
Drug convicts are currently the only felony convicts not allowed to use food stamps.
The Illinois Public Health Institute believes that eliminating sugary drinks from the food stamp program would help obesity rates. But a recent report shows that is false.
For nearly 20 years, drug felons have been barred from getting food stamps. Now, a bi-partisan bill in the Missouri legislature would return those benefits.
While state officials blame the food stamp decrease on an improving economy, activists beg to differ the argument.
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Nixon says his administration is withdrawing a proposal for rolling back an expansion of the food stamps program.
Shoppers in Illinois and other states have been unable to use their food stamp debit cards because of an outage at the vendor that processes the payments.
The change sought by the Department of Social Services would roll back an expansion of the food stamp program that began in 2009, when Missouri had a higher unemployment rate because of an economic downturn.
Hancock & Kelley – Thursday, July 25th – David Lee; Mark Kern; Kerri Morgan; James B. Stewart on Farm Bill; Bob Fuss
John and Michael talk with James Stewart about the Farm Bill; with David Lee; with Mark Kern; with Kerri Morgan; and with Bob Fuss.