Michigan Could Pioneer Twice-Monthly Food Stamps

Michigan could become the first state to switch to a twice-a-month food-stamp program after the state Senate yesterday passed a bill authorizing the change.

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan could become the first state to switch to a twice-a-month food-stamp program after the state Senate yesterday passed a bill authorizing the change. “This is something we’ve been pushing for for years,” Linda Gobler, president and chief executive officer of the Michigan Grocers Association here told SN. The bill, which was also supported by state locals of the United Food and Commercial Workers, would likely distribute sales more evenly throughout the month, she said.

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