AP review: Wisconsin is one of four states to cut food stamps
MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin is one of only four states nationwide that is enacting cuts to the food stamp program.
An Associated Press review finds that as of now, the cuts will only affect Michigan, Wisconsin, New Jersey and New Hampshire.
The decision in Wisconsin to enact the cuts comes as Republican Gov. Scott Walker is seeking re-election and considering a 2016 run for president.
It’s unclear how many people will be affected. Officials in Wisconsin, New Jersey and New Hampshire say they don’t track that number.
The food stamp cuts were passed as part of a massive farm bill. The intent of the legislation was to save money by clamping down on states that were using certain provisions of a federal heating assistance program to increase food stamp benefits.