Sources as diverse as Moody’s investment service and the Congressional Budget Office have rated the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — formerly known as Food Stamps — as one of the most effective and efficient forms of economic stimulus the government has in its tool belt. It’s also extremely effective at reaching people in need.
Yet, Wisconsin is working hard to make SNAP benefits harder to get. Starting next year, parents with children 6 years old or older will have to work at least 30 hours a week to qualify for SNAP benefits.
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has been following this story, and joining Eight O’Clock Buzz, host Brian Standing once again with the scoop is WCIJ Managing Editor, Dee Hall.