WORT 89.9FM Madison · Wisconsin SNAP Leaves Many Out First created in 1939 by the Roosevelt Administration as a way of simultaneously keeping people from starving and coping with food […]
Wisconsin Watch Investigates Pandemic Food Programs
Wisconsin Watch is underway with a series of articles investigating efforts to combat food insecurity in Wisconsin. WORT reporter Reid Kamhi spoke today with the editor of the series. Image […]
Some Wisconsinites Would Lose Food Stamps Under Federal Change
A proposed federal rule change would mean some Wisconsinites would no longer be eligible for food stamps if it takes effect. WORT producer Chali Pittman has the story.
Bill Requiring Drug Tests for FoodShare Recipients Goes to Legislature...
Governor Scott Walker is moving forward with plans to require drug screening for people to access to food. The proposal would require able-bodied adults to pass a drug screening to […]
Foodshare photo ID & Fetal Tissue Ban debated in assembly
Would the bill requiring a photo ID for food stamp recipients really prevent fraud? Or would it make it more difficult for those in need to receive assistance?
Today Carousel Bayrd talks with Vicky Selkowe , Legal Aid of Wisconsin Director of Legislative, Rulemaking and Training Compliance for Legal Action of Wisconsin about the two bills before the assembly that will make it harder for those on public assistance to participate in FoodShare and Unemployment Insurance
GOP Foodshare Bill Will Cost Wisconsin Millions
MADISON (WORT) — A bill that limits what items can be purchased using Wisconsin’s Foodshare program is headed for a vote in the full Assembly. So are two Republican proposals that call for drug testing Wisconsinites receiving public assistance.