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Bill to limit use of food stamps meets opposition

9:58 PM, Apr. 9, 2013
Stephanie Wolf looks over produce while shopping at the Walmart in Plymouth in October.
Stephanie Wolf looks over produce while shopping at the Walmart in Plymouth in October.
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A bill that would ban using food stamps to buy junk food hit a wall of opposition Tuesday ranging from anti-hunger activists to potato growers to grocers. They said the measure would be unworkable, further stigmatize low-income people and do little to curb widespread obesity in Wisconsin.

Not everyone was opposed to the idea of encouraging better eating habits, especially when taxpayers are footing the bill.

But speakers during a two-hour hearing before the Assembly Committee on State Affairs said the measure proposed by Rep. Dean Kaufert, R-Neenah, is too vague on how the state would sort ...

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