Louisiana leaders are considering new work requirements for food stamps that would force unemployed, able-bodied adults without kids to seek workforce training or lose their benefits.
Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat who took office Jan. 11, is drafting an executive order that would outline new policies, and state lawmakers are considering several bills this session that could put new conditions on how the state operates the federally-funded Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program, with the goal of implementing the new work requirements.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
When in doubt, we'll go kick the poors some more
I realize it's just a favorite passtime for Republicans. Not gonna shake loose enough change to fix the budget that way, of course. But that's not the point. It's more just a thing they do for fun. It would be nice if the governor would tell them their little game is not very nice. Alas, he seems like he wants to play too.