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Proposal would require work under FoodShare

8:30 AM, May 21, 2013
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An estimated 63,000 able-bodied adults without dependents would have to work or participate in training at least 20 hours a week to receive full FoodShare benefits under a proposal by Gov. Scott Walker to be debated Tuesday by the Legislature's budget committee.

About 50 percent of such recipients likely would drop out of FoodShare if the requirement were enacted, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimates.

Although the federal FoodShare program has a work provision, most states waive it, which Wisconsin has done since 2002. ...

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